Breadfruit, an evergreen tree native to Malaysia. It is cultivated for its edible fruit and seeds. The fruit grows in clusters of three or four, and is five to eight inches (1320 cm) in diameter. It is oval and has a rough rind and mealy pulp. When ripe, it is yellow and covered with prickles. The fruit, which is rich in starch, is eaten baked, boiled, or fried and tastes like wheat bread.
The breadfruit tree grows to 60 feet (18 m) in height. It has shiny green leaves more than two feet (60 cm) long. The tree was introduced to the West Indies and Polynesia by William Bligh. (The famous mutiny against Bligh on the Bounty occurred during a voyage to obtain breadfruit specimens.)
The breadfruit tree is Artocarpus altilis of the mulberry family, Moraceae.Breadfruit is eaten baked, boiled, or fried and tastes like wheat bread.