Abiu Fruit split in half revealing the translucent flesh picture taken at Tropical Fruit World in NSW Australia
$29.00 ($24.00-$49.00 choose a size)
Specifications of Abiu
Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones
Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m
Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination
Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg
Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA
Water Requirements Moderate Watering
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 5+ Years
Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)
Preferred Soil Type Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic)
Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)
Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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Customer Tips & Reviews Abiu
A great tasting quality fruit for the tropics & subtropics! I have a single 2m high seedling tree that bears more than a dozen large delicious fruit per year. I rate them so highly, I recently planted 2 more trees.
Abiu is perfect for icecreams and we make our traditional recipie every year!
SUNBURY, VIC, Australia
Extremely ambitious but growing in a half wine barrel in Melbourne. Rock retaining wall on one side and brick wall on other to retain heat around it. Fingers crossed.
To me it tastes like caramel mixed with a persimmon background. It does have a stickiness to the fruit so will stick tissues etc. to fingers. It is hard to wash off but after a few minutes the stickiness disappears by itself.
I love the Abiu fruits very much. I am having 6 trees and all of them are bearing fruits now. I will propogate them and will plant many more
Seedling trees are fine so long as you plant two together so they can cross pollinate.
Bought 2 of these from Daleys in Sept 2012. Apparently they pollinate better with each other. The fruit I am yet to taste but it sounds divine, as it is said by some to taste like lemon merange pie! Abiu is a cousin of the spectacular Star Apple tree, ...
WALLARAH, NSW, Australia
Satisfaction level with this plant will rise when I see fruit starting to form on the branches. I have high hopes for this one, it's growing way out of it's comfort zone, namely, I'm just an hours drive north of Sydney.. It doesn't quite frost here but...
My family grows an Abiu tree in our backyard and my dad loves it especially for its sweet caramel-like taste! It grows well here in Singapore because of the all year round tropical climate.
Hi can anybody share how the name "abiu" come about? My dad has planted a abiu fruit tree in his garden and is keen to learn more about the fruit and the tree. I would also like to ask on behalf of him if anybody knows where the Brazil plantations of Abiu
I love the idea of caramel fruit! The tree is very tall and top heavy though so not sure how it will go - it looks very flimsy.
Z4 and e4 varieties grow well in my yard in Cairns fruiting several times a year.They are tough and can be pruned short.
Grows well in a conservatory here in Melbourne.
El Monte, CA
The Abiu temperter 30f above if u live cold place use hay around the tree.
Keperra, QLD, Australia
Nice looking tree. Quite quick growing. I had it in an exposed spot and it grew quickly (contrary to popular thought) it flowered but set no fruit. I moved it to a prime spot to try to get it to set fruit and it is flowering again spring 2011.
Coral Springs, FL US
Abius grow well here in South Florida USA and I have several fruiting seedling trees. Both produce large quality fruit with a delicious vanilla-coconut flavor. Takes about 3 years from seed to produce.
Unanderra, NSW, Australia
Too cold in Wollongong for abiu but I thought Id give it a go.
Davao City, DAVAO
Hey Goldie, I got Abiu seeds as a gift from my uncle, loved the fruit! am in Davao, Phils and am interested in getting tips how I can grow these... can you help me with info or any sites / articles that would give me some info 'bout it?
Abiu can be also grown in the Philippines. inarching as an asexual propagation method is practiced to make trees bear fruits earlier. :)
The Abiu is one of the most delicious fruits I've ever tried. I encountered them whilst in Brazil. I just bought one for my mother in law in QLD and wish I could grow them here in Melbourne.
My country suggest that it has a mango and honey flavour