As one of the most highly praised fruits in the genus, it is puzzling why marang is not widely grown. Low yield and short shelf life offer only a partial explanation. PDF | Artocarpus odoratissimus belongs to the family of Moraceae and can be found mainly on Borneo Island, especially Brunei, Kalimantan. Artocarpus odoratissimus. a.k.a. Tarap. Large yellow-brown fruit covered with spiny protrubences. Fruits usually grow to “. Flesh is white, juicy, with a strong .

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Seed – it has a short viability and so is best sown as soon as it is ripe[]. Marang is propagated from seed.

Fruits change colour to greenish yellow when ripe. Plants are set m apart in the field and it is best to plant at the onset of the rainy season. It has smaller kernel sections. In Sarawak cultivated marang is one of the most highly esteemed fruits and there is a ready local market for the small quantities supplied. In a odoratissumus of fruit samples taken from wild and cultivated trees, fresh weight per seed ranged from less than 0. Although the marang was described from and is better known in the Philippines, its distribution there is limited Mindoro, Mindanao, Basilan and the Sulu Archipelago and it was probably introduced from Borneo.


The trees can become very large with a spreading canopy. The fruit is graded and taken adtocarpus market in bamboo baskets or sacks as odorratissimus as possible; the shelf life of the ripe fruit is very short.

The fruit is said to have a finer and more delicate flavour than the jackfruit.

Experiments to propagate marang by marcotting failed to give good results; branches callused in days but failed to root. The latex obtained from the tree is used for treating inflammation from wounds. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Artocarpus odoratissimus, otherwise known as marang, terap, timadang, johey, oak, green pedalai, tarap, or madang. It is known for its sweet, fleshy, and juicy fruits that are said to be superior to the jackfruit and cempedak. The fruits are borne at the end of long flexible branches and ripe fruits are heavy, fragile and difficult to reach for harvest[ ].

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Forest and Kim Starr. Both these species are native to the same areas. In the Philippines the species occurs only cultivated, but in Borneo it is also common in the wild state. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave odooratissimus comment. Not for the casual reader.

Yields of 4 – 6 tonnes dooratissimus hectare have been achieved[ ]. A tree produces about fruit per season. The taste has hints of a mild creamy, almost juicy banana, and is best when not allowed to ripen thoroughly on the tree. Seedlings grow very fast and are ready for planting when they are about one year old. Right plant wrong place.


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Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Fruit split open to reveal segments Photograph by: The cultivated marang might be a tetraploid derivative of a diploid wild ancestor. Artocarpus odoratissimus is an evergreen Tree growing to 25 m 82ft by 20 m 65ft at a medium rate.

The leaves are large and sometimes used as thatch. Getting at the heavy fruit at the end of slender twigs is hazardous. Desalination and Water Treatment.

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The seeds are eaten roasted or boiled; boiled seeds 30 minutes in salty water have a delicious nutty flavour. Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

We are currently updating this section. Ripe fruits are eaten fresh and immature fruits are cooked as vegetables. The seed germinates best at a temperature of 24 – 27c[ ]. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form.

It is found in partially shaded locations from sea-level to m elevation. The wood can be used for light constructions, box-making, odoratissimux crates.