Artocarpus Altilis

Rimas or Breadfruit is called Ulu in Hawaii, Fruta de pan in Spanish, Kulur or Kelor, in Java or Malaysia.

Rimas is eaten in the Philippines as breakfast or snack. It was first introduced in the Philippines in 1772 by a French Navigator named Sonnerat and brought to the French West Indies and spread to the Polynesias from there. It was introduced into the United States in 1906 in Florida.

The breadfruit tree grows up to 66 ft. high. The trees have large dark green leaves and the shape is mostly cut into deep lobes. The Hawaiians used the shape of the leaves as a design for their quilt making. The tree has a milky sap, like the rubber tree and the gummy latex that was produced was utilized in boat making of the native Polynesians much like a caulk so water could not penetrate the inside of the boat.

Rimas grows best in hot climate and moist soil. The fruit is green and turns yellow when ripe. The fruit when dried can be ground into flour and can be mixed with the wheat flour to make nutritious bread. Brazil and Barbados used this flour for their bread making.
The trees have male and female flowers growing in the same tree.