ABIU - A NEW FRUIT WITH POTENTIAL FOR THE NORTHERN TERRITORY
Abiu, a sapotaceous fruit from the Amazon basin, grows and fruits well around Darwin and Northern Queensland. It has an attractive bright yellow skin with a pleasant, sweet, caramel - flavoured, nutritious pulp. The tree is of medium stature, evergreen and has no photoperiodic or dry duration for flowering. A tree of three years old can yield 10–25 kg fruit. The botany, agroecological requirements, agronomy and selection studies of the crop are discussed.
Lim, T.K. and Ramsay, G. (1992). ABIU - A NEW FRUIT WITH POTENTIAL FOR THE NORTHERN TERRITORY. Acta Hortic. 321, 99-105