A wonder jackfruit in Tumkur

Freak of Nature

A wonder jackfruit in Tumkur

A farm in Alnuru, a nondescript village near Mallasandra in the taluk, is suddenly grabbing all the attention with hordes of people swarming the place on Friday.

Reason: Growth of banana-like fruits inside a jackfruit.

The jackfruit tree in the farm belonging to Chandru, a bill collector in the gram panchayat, has been the talk of the town with some terming it a miracle and others blaming it on the “effects” of Kaliyuga.
In order to view the banana-like growth, one may have to either climb the tall tree or a neighbouring tree. However, it is hoped that by Saturday, the growth would be visible from the ground, Rohit, a resident of Tumkur who visited the farm, told Deccan Herald.

Incidentally, while a section of people described the freak phenomenon as a prelude to apocalypse, others wanted agriculture scientists and rationalists like Hulikal Nataraj to examine the fruit and bring the facts to light. 

However, amid all this, a group of  women performed pooja to the “divine” tree and even offered flowers.

“Had the incident occurred in November 2012, people would have believed that it was the end of the world,” Rohit quipped.

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