Abiu

Canopy height: 10 average up to 35 meter.
Fruit calendar: Aug-Oct

Family: Sapotaceae
Scientific name: Pouteria caimito
Other names: Caimito

Abiu_fruitsPouteria caimito, the abiu (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈbiw]), is a tropical fruit tree originated in the Amazonian region of South America. It will grow an average of 33 feet (10 m) high, and can grow as high as 116 feet (35 m) under good conditions. Its fruits shape varies from round to oval with a point. When ripe, it has smooth bright yellow skin and will have one to four ovate seeds. The inside of the fruit is translucent and white. It has a creamy and jelly-like texture and its taste is similar to the sapodilla — a sweet caramel custard. The abiu tree is part of the Sapotaceae family and is very similar in appearance to the canistel. (Source: Wikipedia)

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The abiu prefers a high, even tempera­ture, high humidity, and high rainfall evenly distrib­uted throughout the year. In keeping with its tropi­cal origin, the abiu is cold sensitive. A temperature drop to 30·F will cause defoliation. A lower temperature may kill the tree outright. The abiu is a low-maintenance tree. It performs satisfactorily on most […]

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The abiu prefers a high, even tempera­ture, high humidity, and high rainfall evenly distrib­uted throughout the year. In keeping with its tropi­cal origin, the abiu is cold sensitive. A temperature drop to 30·F will cause defoliation. A lower temperature may kill the tree outright. The abiu is a low-maintenance tree. It performs satisfactorily on most […]

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