Soil: Rich, Deep soil of medium or open texture
Sunlight: Full sun
Medicinal: Used to treat fever, boils, wounds and skin diseases.
Fruit: The sweet flesh is consumed directly after separation from the seeds. Ripe jackfruit arils are sometimes seeded, fried or freeze-dried and eaten as jackfruit chips. Seeds are used as snacks either by boiling or fire roasted, used to make desserts.
Cultural: It is one of the three auspicious fruits of Tamil Nadu, along with the mango and banana, known as the mukkani . These are referred to as ma-pala-vaazhai (mango-jack-banana). It is also the state fruit of the Indian state of Kerala.