Carambola Starfruit - Kembangan

Averrhoa carambola

Carambola Fruit when cut open look like a star

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This Star Fruit has bright yellow-orange fruit that is slightly elongated and pointed. The flesh is juicy and firm with few seeds. Flavour rich and sweet; excellent dessert quality. Carambola trees have an attractive weeping habit, producing a profusion of pink flowers. The foliage is delicate on young trees, and our potted plants are known for their older leaves to turn yellow and drop during transport to conserve energy. This is not a problem long term. With care and acclimatisation they will bounce back
Other Names: Carambola, Starfruit, star

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Specifications of Carambola Starfruit - Kembangan

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months March, April, May, June, July, August

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Carambola Starfruit - Kembangan Reviews & Tips

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★★★★★ 8months ago

Melbourne , Victoria , Australia

Carambola Starfruit - Kembangan

Need protection from frost and cold. Grow in large pot to keep plant small and still have fruit.

★★★★ 10y ago


they dont like cold. but our lowest temp was about 4 deg c this winter and they survived. one lost nearly all its leaves but has lots of new growth in spring.2016 very heavy crops the last 2 yrs. they seem to flower in winter and then loose them but pl...

★★★★ 10y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

Fast, easy to grow.  Flowered Feb 2010 but no fruit

★★★★ 11y ago

South Windsor, NSW, Australia

I absolutely love fresh starfruit and I am attempting to provide a micro climate for it. Although this plant was knocked around when we received 3 days in a row over 40 degrees, I have nurtured it and it is still doing pretty well considering it is sti...

★★★★ 11y ago

Mooloolaba, QLD, Australia

Only young, planted October 2009.  Seems to be quite thirsty though it does get some western sun which may account for it.  Growing strongly at this stage.Still growing strongly.  Maybe some fruit this year.

★★ 12y ago

Noble Park, VIC, Australia

all leaves dropped but doens't look dead yet, it grew the most prolifically for me of the 3 varieties i have over the summer period, but dropped its leaves the quickest.

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