Abiu

Abiu

Originating from the Amazonian region of South America, the Abiu is an evergreen, medium sized tree that is restricted to growing only in the tropics. In warm, humid climates the Abiu flourishes, flowering and fruiting quite prolifically, bearing strikingly attractive, fragrant, bright yellow fruit with a creamy-white pulp and caramel-like flavour.

  • Plant & Growing Tips:

    Strictly requires a tropical or near tropical climate that is warm and moist year round.

    For the best growth and fruit yields, provide a full sun location.

    Prefers wet, fertile soils.

    Protect from frost and cold winds especially young plants.

    Plant during the warmer months before the on-set of the wet season.

    Common practice for plant spacing is 10 x 8m.

    Newly planted trees must be watered every day to keep soil moist. Mature trees can be watered twice a week with a good soaking to moisten the soil.

    Add a thick layer of mulch (5-15cm) in the warmer months to help retain soil moisture.

    Young plants should be lightly pruned to create a good framework of evenly spaced branches.

    For easy harvest and maintenance, keep trees pruned to a height of no more than 3m.

  • Fertiliser Applications:

    Stage: Pre-plant

    Product: Dinofert Organic Fertiliser, Dinofert Standard Pellets

    Gardener Use: 10-15 cups (2-3kg)

    Commercial Use: 2-3kg

    Comments: Place in and around the planting hole.

     

    Fertiliser Usage

    Year 1 Rate: 500-750g

    Year 2 Rate: 1.25kg

    Year 3 Rate: 1.75-2.25kg

    Year 4 Rate: 2.75kg

    Comments: Split annual dressings (August, December and April).

    Additional applications may be required of zinc, iron and boron.

Disclaimer

Please note that the above information and recommendations are provided in good faith and are given without liability for loss or damage suffered as a result of their application. Optimum response to fertilisers will only be achieved when weeds, insect pests and diseases are controlled and adequate soil water is available.

Fertiliser use recommendations are presented as a practical guide to good agronomic practice under most situations. Local soil, climatic and other conditions should also be taken into account as these could affect plant response to fertiliser rates and applications.

For further information we recommend you seek advice from your local agronomist.