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.


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

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

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Carambola Starfruit - Arkin Reviews & Tips

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Sunny Arkin Taylor
7months 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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