Breadfruit is a relatively maintenance-free
tree for the home garden. It does best in well-drained
soils. Amend soil with organic material prior to planting
and dig a hole wide enough to accommodate the root ball
of the young plant. Water, as needed, until the tree is
established, generally within one year. Trees prefer full
sun but do best if shade is provided when they are young.
Mulching with the large fallen leaves and other organic
materials is beneficial and provides nutrients, protects
roots, and helps keep the soil moist during dry periods.
The tree can readily be pruned and shaped to keep it low
and make harvesting easier.