The jackfruit tree is impressive in size and can grow to roughly 60 feet (18.29 m) tall. I bet you didn't know that the fruit itself is the LARGEST fruit in the world, did you?. It can weigh up to 80 pounds (36.29 kg) and be up to 3 feet (.91 m) long! That's slightly more than half my weight and height, peeps and I'm not exactly dainty.
When the jackfruit is opened, you can see numerous sweet, banana-like bulbs, and most people (me included) find them quite delicious. Some jackfruits have a crunchy rather than mushy texture, and can be used in desserts, salads and even as a savoury dish. Once you're done eating the flesh, don't throw away the seeds for they can be roasted or boiled and taste somewhat like chestnuts.
One thing I definitely don't enjoy doing is cutting and preparing the jackfruit as it's very sticky and "glue-like". Most people oil their hands to prevent some of the stickiness from transferring to their hands, but washing up afterwards is still a chore. Even though the fruit tastes heavenly, the smell, yes the SMELL of the rotting onions stay on your hands for quite a long time... eeewwww.