Native to southern India and Borneo, growing in tropical lowlands. The fruit is the largest fruit there is, which can grow up to 55kg, 90cm long and 50cm diameter.
A mature tree can produce over a hundred fruits a year. The unripe fruit has a mild taste and meat like texture and is often used as a meat substitute in vegetarian cuisine. The ripe fruit is sweet and can be stored frozen.
The tree is evergreen with a relatively short trunk and dense tree top. It reaches heights of 10-20m. Branches should be pruned every 3-4 years to maintain productivity.