I can’t remember the name of this fruit. Please help to identify this tree

What is this fruit? I saw this tree  in Southern India, and fruits looks familiar but I cannot remember the name.
Thanks in advance!

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I can't remember the name of this fruit. Please help to identify this tree

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I can't remember the name of this fruit. Please help to identify this tree

Vice Professor Asked on March 9, 2015 in Fruits.
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    Hi Traveler! This is a popular Asian tropical fruit, which belongs to the family of moraceae, genus: Artocarpus and is closely related to figs, mulberry, and breadfruit. Scientific name: Artocarpus heterophyllus. It is believed to be indigenous to the Southwestern rain forests of India. Today, it is widely cultivated in the tropical regions of Indian subcontinent, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brazil for its fruit, seeds, and wood. The tree grows best under tropical humid and rainy climates but rarely survives cold and frosty conditions.

    The jackfruit has played a significant role in Indian agriculture for centuries. Archeological findings in India have revealed that jackfruit was cultivated in India 3000 to 6000 years ago.

    In a season, each tree bears as many as 250 large fruits, supposed to be the largest tree-borne fruits in the world.

    Thailand and Vietnam are major producers of jackfruit, which are often cut, prepared, and canned in a sugary syrup (or frozen in bags/boxes without syrup), and exported overseas, frequently to North America and Europe.

    Vice Professor Answered on June 13, 2015.
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