Pouteria caimito, the Abiu 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.
Abiu fruit contains essential minerals and vitamins such as riboflavin, thiamin, Vitamin C, niacin, iron and calcium. It is also great source of fiber and energy. It is consumed fresh by scooping out the flesh or cutting into segments and adding it to fruit salad. It could also be used for making ice cream and juice.
Abiu fruit provides high content of Vitamin A which is essential for maintaining eye health. It also enables to avoid various eye problems as well as difficulty. Abiu fruit plants are available here.
Mature Height: 2 to 5m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Moderate
Harvest Time: February-October.
Fruit Color: Yellow
Year to Bear: 5 years
Botanical Name:Pouteria caimito