The breadfruit tree grows in tropical countries in Asia and Central and South America. This tree grows well in a tropical climate. Trials to grow breadfruit in more northern countries have therefore failed. The first serious attempt by Europeans to trade the breadfruit was Captain William Bligh’s expedition on the Bounty to Tahiti in 1787, whose aim was to grow breadfruit there, collect them and bring them with him for distribution in the English colonies as a cheap food source for slaves. After five months in Tahiti, the return journey was made with more than a thousand breadfruit plants on board, which, however, never reached their destination due to the infamous mutiny.