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Tree of the Week: Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis)

breadfruit-tree-trimming-oahu Aside from the fruit, the wood itself is also useful. The tree is very hardy and the wood makes good lumber.
The breadfruit tree has an exceptional significance in Saint Vincent because of the peculiar story behind its introduction to the Caribbean. It began in 1787 when the English Captain William Bligh and his ship, the Bounty, set sail for Tahiti in the South Pacific. Their mission was to collect breadfruit which England hoped would be a successful cro...
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