Abiu

Pouteria caimito

Abiu Fruit split in half revealing the translucent flesh picture taken at Tropical Fruit World in NSW Australia

The abiu is a smooth, brilliant yellow fruit with sweet translucent flesh. It's delicious flavour is reminiscent of creme caramel and it is sometimes used to flavour ice cream and make other desserts. The fruit is considered a delicacy for those who can grow it successfully, and it thrives in warm subtropical and tropical conditions.It is native to South America and can be found growing wild throughout much of Amazonia. In Brazil the pulp from the plant is used medicinally, to relieve coughs and bronchitis. Of course, most people love the fruit's flavour, which is enhanced when eaten slightly chilled. Cut in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon and enjoy

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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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Abiu Reviews & Tips

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Jonathan
★★★★★ 9months ago

Cooroy, Qld, Australia

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.

Amelie Barrett
1y ago

Port Douglas, QLD, Australia

Abiu

Abiu is perfect for icecreams and we make our traditional recipie every year!

Mindy1
★★★ 2y ago

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.

Vojtech Hlinka
3y ago

Barellan Point, QLD, Australia

Abiu

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.

Tanny Lee
7y ago

Kuching, SARAW

Abiu

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

Scott Pointing
8y ago

Beerwah, QLD, Australia, Australia

Abiu

Seedling trees are fine so long as you plant two together so they can cross pollinate.

Fruitful
★★★★ 8y ago

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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, ...

JohnMc1
★★ 9y ago

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...

Jacy
9y ago

Singapore, AMK

Abiu

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.

Jace
9y ago

Singapore, SG

Abiu

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

Nqgrower1
★★★ 10y ago

, QLD

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.

Mike Trenerry
10y ago

Cairns, QLD

Abiu

Z4 and e4 varieties grow well in my yard in Cairns fruiting several times a year.They are tough and can be pruned short.

Scott
10y ago

Melbourne, VIC

Abiu

Grows well in a conservatory here in Melbourne.

Thomas Phung
10y ago

El Monte, CA

Abiu

The Abiu temperter 30f above if u live cold place use hay around the tree.

BJ
★★★★★ 11y ago

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.

Michael
11y ago

Wakeley, NSW, Australia

Couldn't survive the frosts

Noel Ramos
12y ago

Coral Springs, FL US

Abiu

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.

francis1
★★★ 12y ago

Bluewater, QLD, Australia

Steadily growing.

paulaf1
★★ 12y ago

Worongary, QLD, Australia

Died due to lack of watering.

HappyEarth
12y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

Too cold in Wollongong for abiu but I thought Id give it a go.

Jose
12y ago

Davao City, DAVAO

Abiu

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?

Goldie Alaban
12y ago

Lagunaphilippines, 4031

Abiu

Abiu can be also grown in the Philippines. inarching as an asexual propagation method is practiced to make trees bear fruits earlier. :)

Scott Cox
13y ago

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Abiu

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.

Pancy Siam
15y ago

Singapore, 065

Abiu

My country suggest that it has a mango and honey flavour

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