|POUTERIA CAIMITO - Abiu, Caimo |
A native of South America sometimes confused with the star apple, Chrysophyllum caimito. One of the best fruits of the Sapotaceae family, resembling canistel in habit, growth and foliage. Fruit is almost round with a thick, light-yellow skin and tough, white, translucent flesh. Until fully ripe, it contains a latex which sticks to the lips. Propagated by grafting or seed, though seedlings are variable.