Pouteria caimito, the abiu is a tropical fruit tree originated in the Amazonian region of South America. It grows to an average of 33 feet (10 m) high, and can grow as high as 116 feet (35 m) under good conditions. Its fruits’ shape varies from round to oval, pointed at the distal end. When ripe, it has smooth, bright yellow skin and has one to four ovate seeds.The inside of the fruit is translucent and white. It has a creamy and jelly-like texture and its taste is similar to the sapodilla (ciku) — a sweet caramel custar d. The abiu tree is part of the family Sapotaceae.