Dheu (Artocarpus lakoocha)


Dheu is a deciduous tree, 10-15 m tall. Branchlets are 3-6 mm thick, densely covered with stiff pale brown to yellow velvety hairs. Leaves are large, 25-30 cm long, 15-20 cm wide. Flowers are tiny, yellowish, fused into a round flower body. The fruits are nearly round or irregular, 2 to 5 inches wide, velvety, dull-yellow tinged with pink, with sweet sour pulp which is occasionally eaten raw but mostly made into curries or chutney. Flowering: April-June.