The Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) is a species of tree of the mulberry family and its fruit is the largest tree born fruit in the world. The fruits can reach 35 kg on wight and up to 90 cm in lenght. It is a tree native to South East Asia and the very first time I saw its wood I was absolutely mesmerized.
No wood, to my knowledge, is of such a bright yellow as the Jackfruit. It is a soft to hard wood which lends itself to a beautiful polish. Unfortunately it will oxidize with time and in the presence of day light, and turn slowly to a brownish color, however this process may take up to 3 years. I have been told that on Oahu, Wahiawa is the town where one can find most Jackfruit trees and indeed it is from there that I have recently been give a truck load of Jackfruit logs.