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~ABIU~ Pouteria caimito THE EMPEROR'S GOLDEN FRUIT TREE Live Pot'd starter Plant

Price: $39.99





Native to Amazonia and the East Andes


Pouteria caimito


Cultivar ~Z1~



The Abiu fruit from this tree has a bright yellow skin with a pulp that tastes like crème caramel  with mango and honey flavors.


You are bidding on * live small seedlings with vigorous root systems * inches tall with * leaves born and growing in a  small container for ease of transplant.

	Pouteria caimito
 picture by 7_Heads        

The Abiu is a smooth, brilliant yellow fruit with     sweet translucent flesh. Abiu has fruits, which are borne directly on the branches several     times a year here in Hawaii. It's delicious flavour is reminiscent of crème 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. The secondary and tertiary branches that emerge     from the main limbs are generally willow-like (thin and long) and when heavy with fruit,     hang downward.

  Abiu is a tropical fruit found growing wild throughout much of  Amazonia, including Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.

The Abiu is a smooth, brilliant  yellow fruit with sweet translucent flesh. It's delicious flavor is  reminiscent of crème caramel and it is sometimes used to flavor 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.

Native to South America, Abui 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  flavor, which is enhanced when eaten slightly chilled. Cut in half and scoop  out the flesh with a spoon and enjoy!
	Pouteria caimito
 picture by 7_Heads Abiu
	Pouteria caimito
 picture by 7_Heads

Green unripe fruits contain a gummy latex and are astringent tasting. Don't eat any latex     close to the skin; it will gum up your lips. Ripening continues after being picked. When     ripe, the fruit is very soft and fragile, bruising easily, and so is picked by hand. For     market, they are picked while still unripe and firm.

In Brazil the pulp from the plant is     used medicinally, to relieve coughs and bronchitis. Abiu fruit's flavor is enhanced when     eaten slightly chilled. Most often eaten out of hand, Abiu can also be used in ice cream. Refrigerate then slice in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon     and enjoy!

The Abiu is closely related to other sapotes, such as the canistel and mamey sapote.

Pouteria caimito (Scientific Name); Canistel     (French); Caimito, Caimito amarilla, Camio, Cauje, Luma, Madura verde, Temare (Spanish);     Dan huang guo (Chinese) Good chilled.

Inside, the flesh of the fruit is off-white and gelatinous, with 1 to 4 brown seeds     inside.

The taste varies a great deal by cultivar, many of which are still known just by     trial names such as "Z3." Depending on the cultivar, the fruit may actually not     have much taste at all. Cultivars with good flavor include ones named "Z1, Z2 and     Z3."

The "Gray" cultivar produces good flavored fruit up weighing up to 2     pounds (900g.)

With any luck, the fruit is sweet, having a taste that some liken to creme caramel.

Abiu is rarely cultivated commercially. Coastal regions of South Florida are ideal for the     Abiu as well.

The flesh discolors quickly when cut the fruit is     cut open.


The Abiu (Pouteria caimito) fruit  has a round to oval shape, sometimes pointed, smooth bright yellow skin  when ripe. The flesh of the fruit is white, translucent, mucilaginous,  fragrant, and described as having a creamy texture and a sweet  caramel-like flavor. When not fully ripened the fruit has a gummy or  astringent quality due to naturally occurring latex.

The fruit is slightly oval, and 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) wide. Depending on the     cultivar, it will weigh up to 1 pound (500g.) It has tough skin that ripens from green to     light yellow to bright yellow and contains one to four ovate seeds.



The Abiu tree is an evergreen in the tropics and     trees need some wind protection with good draining soil. Abiu perfers temperatures between     68 and 95 F (20 to 35 C.) Abiu grows best in hot, humid, tropical climates with well     distributed rainfall. Trees may grow well in warm, humid, subtropical areas if protected     from constant winds and freezing temperatures. Optimum growth temperatures are from 68 to     95°F (20-35°C). Abiu trees are sensitive to cool, non-freezing temperatures and windy     conditions, and should be planted only in warm, wind-protected areas. Young trees may be     killed at temperatures below 32°F (0°C) and mature trees at 29 to 31°F (-0.5 to     -1.6°C). Abiu trees are best adapted to fertile, acid- to slightly alkaline-pH (5.5-7.5),     well-drained soils. Trees growing in high-pH, alkaline soils may develop iron deficiency.

Abiu seedlings can start bearing fruit when it is 3-4 years old. Grafted trees may start     bearing fruit sooner. Abiu fruits ripen in September and October in Hawaii. Once mature, a     tree can have 100 to 1,000 fruits on it, producing about 440 pounds ( 200 kg) of fruit a     year. A tree will remain productive for about 20 years. The tree will have leaves 4 to 8     inches long. Abiu flower blooms last 2-4 days. The tree can grow 30 to 120 feet (9 to 35     meters) tall.

Abiu is a smooth, brilliant yellow fruit with sweet translucent flesh. The delicious flavor is reminiscent of crème caramel.


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     All  live plants if shipped bare-root are wrapped  in moist sphagnum moss to ensure the  plant's healthy transit to you. All live plants are  Inspected By USDA Plant Inspectors before they are shipped  to insure you get healthy pest free plants and seeds.

We ship  via USPS Mondays-Wednesday with Delivery confirmation.

            All plant materials are  required by LAW to inspected and certified by USDA prior to  export Hawaii to the US Mainland.

After Inspection, USDA stamps released for  export Hawaii to the US Mainland. All items are delivered to  USDA Inspection Station at Honolulu International airport.

USDA  Certification charge  is included in Shipping and Handling @ $5 fee per item/species.

There  is a packing and custom boxing fee.

Last and usually least is USPS postage (shipping)


We can  ship certified live plants to the US only. Only Domestic  Shipping and Handling includes USDA Certification.

We ship  Seeds Internationally.

All  International shipments are at Buyer's Risk. Please spend no  more more than you can lose!

Proper  Permits and Documents are the BUYER's responsibility. Please request any  documents prior to shipping.

For foreign  customers, please check your laws concerning permitting and customs,  additional shipping and handling costs may apply.

The  additional charge for any Phytosanitary Certificate is  not included in this offer.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON  LIVE PLANTS  is available only under these conditions!

All  international orders are shipped at the BUYER's  RISK  (shipped with or without  documents) and no refunds or replacements are offered for  Dead On Arrival, loss, confiscation, Customs Seizure,  unanticipated charges, etc.

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       Please only one Paypal payment. SO THE COMBINED SHIPPING  RULE WILL CAN BE USED. Late or Multiple PayPal payments are  NOT eligible for any discount.

We will ship once a  week - ON or BEFORE WEDNESDAYS, because of the special  stamps needed to ship plants and cuttings to you.  This  can only be done at the Dept. of Agriculture.  If  payments are not met before that MONDAY, your items will be  shipped the following week and lose the combined discount  opportunity. Non-paying bidders may receive negative  feedback and will be reported as an unpaid item to eBay.


INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING  is not included in this offer.         INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON  LIVE PLANTS on a case by case basis.

We will combine shipping  for auctions won on the same week paid with same PayPal  payment.

This policy is good  for auction items bought and paid for in the week ending  MONDAY.

We ship on Tuesdays.

Payment must be  received within 4 days of the auction ending. 

Combined  Discounts Won Auctions

For 2-3 winning  auctions, the combined discount is 10% of the total Shipping  and Handling charges.

For 4-7 winning  auctions, the combined discount is 20% of the total Shipping  and Handling charges.

For 7+ winning  auctions, the combined discount is 30% of the total Shipping  and Handling charges.

As  each order is packed and prepared separately you will pay the quoted S/H charges individually per item. If you buy the same species in that item it  does calculate out the discount (i.e.: additional items)

My stores' combined shipping is built in for same items rather than a varied  selection. Domestic S/H includes postage, USDA certification and inspection, proper packing and delivery to Airport for  prompt delivery. I can't really change any of these. If you want one of this and one of that, it is hard to discount  much as each different species requires it's own prep, packing, then at USDA each has to be unwrapped and inspected  then repacked. USDA requires me to clean and prepare every last piece before we drive them to the Inspection Station on  the other side of the island. It takes my wife and I, 2-3 days to pack items and get ready to ship. The whole next day  we drive around the island and get inspected (2-3 hours), then drive to the Airport Post Office to drop off. It takes  the same work with the same type item if you can understand.

Before you purchase After you Receive  your Items.

When you order a plant we assume you are prepared to care for it. It is your responsibility to know how to care  for the plant. Do some research before they arrive or seek experienced help.

 Small plants need protection from many things, wind, sun, dry-out. They do well just in the garage or living  room. They need good light but not sunlight (full sun will burn small plants). Small pots dry-out easily. Just sitting in a shallow tray of water works  well. The idea is to keep the plants from dehydrating.

Be careful if you decide to re-pot.  Re-potting voids any warranty. Plants are easily damaged with new/different mix. Use NO fertilizers (this may kill your plants).  Proper care is critical upon arrival. Live Plants are NOT GUARANTEED  to survive under your care. DO NOT expect any live plant to be GUARANTEED to remain alive. Plants are NOT GUARANTEED TO SURVIVE after you begin Care! Live arrival is guaranteed,  eternal survival is up to you.

 IF YOU are NOT able to provide PROPER CARE, PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT plant to be GUARANTEED after it perishes.


Please Do NOT email me a week after potting your plant, and make a claim it arrived damaged. If you repot your plant after delivery, all warranties are voided and no replacement is offered. All  photos must be as arrived in original condition as received (in the box and packed as delivered).

If repotted, you are responsible for the condition of the plant. NO REPLACEMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED IF YOU HAVE REPOTTED THE PLANT.

Not every plant that I grow survives, and I am aware of that and accept the risk when I order. This is the risk that you as the buyer accept, because there is no way to know what kind  of conditions it will endure in the trip to your door. My responsibility ends when a live plant is delivered to your door.

You are agreeing to these terms when you make this purchase from this listing.


There is the risk when you grow plants that they may die.  LIVE PLANTS are PERISHABLE, guaranteed not to live forever.

US orders ONLY are GUARANTEED for LIVE ARRIVAL . All International orders are shipped at the BUYER's  RISK!

From delivery confirmation, you have only 48 hours from delivery confirmation to make any claim.

All claims need to be supported with Photos of the damaged plant(s) as packed/unpacked, the box if damaged, the packing materials and any documents.

I am very reasonable and understanding, anything can happen to small plants in transit, for this reason uninsurable.

The expense to send it to you is most of your payment. To send any replacements, I try to piggy back with your next order.

Replacement is not an option for CUSTOMS SEIZURE.

ALL OF MY ITEMS ARE SHIPPED USDA CERTIFIED WITHIN THE U.S. - USDA and USPS fees  are included in the actual cost of shipping and Handling.

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I ship items the best and least expensive option. These are coming from Hawaii.  The only thing inexpensive here in Hawaii are my items!! I do ship all my items promptly via best method. If you feel  like the combined shipping fee is wrong, please wait to be invoiced and check back with me! I value your business and  will work diligently to keep you satisfied. I am very generous and reasonable with reasonable people, just ask.

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Rare Seeds

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When you receive your seeds, you have only 7 days to make any claim. Once planted, seeds can NOT be returned and no refund is offered. All seed sales are final. There are no germination guarantees.

Seller warrants seed to be of the variety and quantity advertised. Safe delivery is guaranteed and seeds lost or damaged during shipment will be replaced at seller's expense. Claims must be made within 7 days of shipment. All other replacements, refunds, returns and exchanges will be  made at the sole discretion of the seller.

  Seed is a live product which depends on many important related grower skills such as proper planting time, seed depth, type of soil, irrigation, proper use of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, disease free soil, and  reasonable weather conditions during the growing period. Germination is affected by such factors as temperature, moisture content, light intensity and contamination of planting media. These factors are totally out of the seller's control and are the buyer's responsibility and risk. Consequentially,  the seller cannot unconditionally guarantee seed to perform properly regardless of conditions or the buyer's methods or mistakes..

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Items must be returned within 14 days .
Refund will be given as Money back.
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Destination: United States

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Destination: Worldwide

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