Breadfruit taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Bread fruit (Artocarpus altilis) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Breadfruit as it is a combination of genus (Artocarpus) and species (A. altilis). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Magnollidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Breadfruit is Moraceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Breadfruit
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Breadfruit that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Breadfruit Facts are:
- The milky sap of breadfruit tree is used as glue & bark is used to make papers.
- Breadfruit tree produces 1st fruit after 2-3 years from planting & remains productive for decades.
- The seeds of breadfruit are edible.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Koqo, Tamaikora, Temaipo, Uto Kuro, Samoa, Buco Ni Viti and Kulu Dina. It is not available in seedless variety.