The marang tree originates from Borneo. It is cultivated in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and in the south of Thailand.
Fruits of marang are among the most tasty fruits in the genus Artocarpus. They are eaten fresh, but lose their taste quickly after the fruit has been opened. Boiled or roasted seeds are also edible.
Marang fruits have a shape between breadfruit and jackfruit.
Basic information and facts
Marang originates from Borneo.
Marang is grown in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and the south of Thailand.
Evergreen or deciduous:
It’s an evergreen tree
The leaves are similar to Breadfruit leaves but less loved. Leaves are 16 to 50 cm long and 11 to 28 cm broad. Mature leaves are often not lobed.
Marang fruits have a strong smell. They have a better flavor than Jackfruit and Cempedak, which are related fruits. The oblong fruits are 15 to 20 cm long and about 13 cm broad. They weigh about 1 kg and have some resemblance to jackfruit and breadfruit. The taste is a bit like banana.
Climate and weather:
A tropical tree that does not tolerate low temperatures.
Marang trees are up to 25 meters tall.
Fruits should be harvested when full size but still firm. Then they can be left to ripen until they are soft.
Eat the fruits fresh. When the fruit has been opened, it should be eaten soon (within a few hours), before it loses its flavor. Marang seeds are edible after boiling or roasting.