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Carambola fruit on TreeBy Mailamal CC BY-SA 3.0 (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Averrhoa carambola

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.

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$69.00 0 Grafted Pot: 2.5L
Height: 70-80cm
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Climate Subtropical (#ClimateSubtropical), Climate Tropical (#ClimateTropical), Colour Flower Pink (#ColourFlowerPink), Colour Fruit Skin Yellow (#ColourFruitSkinYellow), Eat Fresh (#EatFresh), Great For Juicing (#GreatForJuicing), Grow Full Sun (#GrowFullSun), Leaves Semi Deciduous (#LeavesSemiDeciduous), Pollination Self Fertile (#PollinationSelfFertile), Size Fruit 10 - 20 Cm (#SizeFruit10-20Cm), Size Height 2-5m (#SizeHeight2-5m), Size Plant Width 2-5m (#SizePlantWidth2-5m), Sweet (#Sweet), Taste Flesh Sweet (#TasteFleshSweet)

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Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots


Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

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

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! | Sunny Arkin Taylor - Houston, TX 29-May-2020
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Carambola Starfruit - Arkin (Grafted)

VF1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3031 days 19hrs

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Delicious fruit that's juicy, sweet and tangy, and very attractive too. I've grown it before, and had to have another.  A very productive tree once it starts to fruit. 

Planted: 2010

Height 1.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Manure

When I Fertilise: Yearly

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Carambola Starfruit - Arkin

Damian's Edible Fruits
Update: 4017 days 17hrs

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Grew over the warmer periods, stopped growing in winter few leaf drops but appear to be best performer in the winter, retained most leaves and are still green

Planted: 2008

Growing: In a Pot

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