Abiu (Pouteria caimito) Fruit Tree

The Abiu, botanically known as Pouteria cainito, was introduced in the Philippines several years ago but it is still rare. A relative of the tiessa, it looks somewhat like tiessa on the outside but the flesh is more like that of the caimito.
It is sweet, especially the fruits during the dry season, and usually has one or two seeds. It is a native of South America but was introduced into the country via Australia where it is also grown.
There are also some which are being grown in Malaysia. The fruits are quite variable. Some are very round while others have pointed ends. Grafted trees bear fruit in a year or two, depending on the size.

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