Monday, 29 January 2018

黄金果 Abiu

黄金果is known by different regional names in countries of production: Abiu in Brazil; in Trinidad it is the yellow star apple or caimitt ; Colombians know it as the caimo, caimito amarillo or madura verde; in Ecuador it is known as the luma or cauje; in Venezuela as temare; in Portugal as abieiro; and in Ghana as alasa.

Pouteria caimito ( Family : Sapotaceae ), is a tropical fruit tree originated in the Amazonian region of South America. It is a common dooryard tree in the backyards and streets in the city of many Brazilian towns, but it is not usually grown commercially.

The abiu habitats are nearly all tropical. It will thrive in a place that has a year-round warm and moist climate.

It will grow an average of 10 m high, and can grow as high as 35 m under good conditions. The abiu varies a lot in form, size and quality of the fruit. Some have soft and others firm flesh. Some taste bland while others have very nice flavor.  Its fruits shape varies from round to oval, pointed at the distal end. 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.