Carambola Starfruit - Arkin

Averrhoa carambola

Carambola fruit on Tree By Mailamal [CC BY-SA 3.0] (Photo Credits)

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Popular commercial variety, very heavy cropper of uniform very sweet juicy firm flesh with few seeds. Fruit 100mm in length with small wings and bright yellow skin. Carambolas are also called Star Fruit and are excellent fresh or juiced. They 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


Specifications of Carambola Starfruit - Arkin

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, September

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Carambola Starfruit - Arkin Reviews & Tips

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★★★★★ 7months ago

Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Australia

Carambola Starfruit - Arkin

my tree missed fruiting 2020 but has fruit in Jan 2021. seems crazy.

Sunny Arkin Taylor
1y ago

Houston, TX

Carambola Starfruit - Arkin

My father was Morris Arkin. He developed the Arkin Carombola in our backyard in Coral Gables FL. He was originally was a stock broker for 30 years with no background in horticulture. He also developed a soft shell macadamia nut. Such wonderful memories!

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