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Abiu Fruit Live Plants (Pouteria Caimito)

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Plant Type

Common Name: Besides Abiu, this fruit is commonly referred to as the Golden Star Apple.

Botanical Name: The botanical name for the Abiu tree is Pouteria Caimito.

Origin: Abiu, also known as Golden Star Apple, is native to the Amazonian region of South America. It goes by various names in different regions, including Temare in Venezuela, Caimito in Colombia, Luma or Cauje in Ecuador, Abieiro or Caimito in Brazil, and Yellow Sapote or Yellow Star Apple in Trinidad.

Fruit Characteristics: The Abiu fruit can have a spherical to oval shape, often pointed at the distal end. The fruit's flesh is creamy and jelly-like, with a sweet taste described as caramel-like. The pulp is semi-transparent and has a custard-like consistency, making it easy to scoop out with a spoon, with the seeds being easily removable. When ripe, Abiu fruits turn bright yellow, and they are known for their sweetness.

Nutritional Benefits: Abiu fruit is a significant source of calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A, and vitamin C. It is also a good source of vitamin B3 (Niacin), which can benefit the skin, digestive system, and central nervous system.

Bloom Time/Fruiting: Abiu trees typically begin to bear fruit within 2 to 3 years of planting.

Maintenance Required: The maintenance required for Abiu cultivation is considered moderate.

Planting and Care

Abiu trees require a moist and warm climate. The leaves are oblong to elliptic in shape and measure 10 to 25 cm by 40 to 55 mm wide. Needs very little care.

Special Feature

Significant source of calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A, and vitamin C


Has a creamy/ jelly like texture and a sweet and creamy taste. It has a flavour best described as caramel. It is often used in ice cream or eaten out of hand.