(24 Feb 2014) Correction: I have since found out the fruit is called Cempedak, not Jackfruit. It is slightly smaller than a Jackfruit, yet much sweeter and more chewy. Cempedak is a Malay word. There is no English name for this fruit. Its scientific name is Artocarpus integer
It has been awhile since I first wanted to harvest fruits on my own and finally I did it today. My mom has been telling me why go through the trouble of harvesting when you can buy it cheaply. True, but the feeling of eating a harvested fruit is very different from something that you bought. She nodded in agreement.
So today I went to Daiso, and bought myself a sickle with a 10 cm long handle and a 2.1 metre long gardening pole to attach it. Total cost = $2 each ($4)
Next, the two items are attached using simple black tape.
After multiple attempts at trying to cut the fruit off the tree, Success! I was surprised to see something similar to rubber tree sap, or latex. It’s a sticky white substance like glue. You can see it in the pictures below. Organic Jackfruit = Success!