Artocarpus integer a species of tree which is in the same category of jackfruit and it is commonly known as Cempedak. Cempedak is also called the ugly cousin of jackfruit. It is mainly grown in nations like Malaysia, Indonesia and southern Thailand. Cempedak trees are large trees that can grow up to 20-meter height. These fast-growing trees can bear heavy crops of fruit twice in a year.
The Cempedak is a spherical shaped fruit which has thin and leathery skin close to jackfruit. It is similar to jackfruit but Cempedak are smaller in size than jackfruit. Cempedak trees are usually cultivated in well drained soils. Cempedak fruit trees can also be cultivated with other fruit trees in a mixed crop manner.