If you don’t have big space where you live, say in an urban area, you can grow your favorite fruit tree in a container. One fruit tree that will bear fruit when grown in a container is the Abiu from South America. The fruit tastes somewhat like the star apple or caimito with less latex. It is juicy and sweet.
The good thing about Abiu is that even a small tree in a container will bear full-sized fruits for as long as it is well nourished.
Unlike the caimito, Abiu from seed will usually bear fruit in four years. Sometimes, Abiu will bear fruit two times in one year. A good planting medium in a container is a mixture of garden soil, organic fertilizer, carbonized rice hull or simply uncarbonized rice hull. Because of the limited growing medium, the plant should be fertilized every month, at least. You can apply both organic and chemical fertilizer. Spraying with Power Grower Combo or Supravim every 15 days will enhance the growth and health of the tree. You can keep the tree low-growing by topping it.
Planting materials ready for planting in containers or in the ground are available at the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal. You can contact Rose at 0915-002-1368 or 0947-590-0398.