~ABIU~ Pouteria caimito ~THE EMPEROR'S GOLDEN FRUIT~ Live XL potted Plant

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.     
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!

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."

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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