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CARAMBOLA STARFRUIT - KARY

Carambola KaryBotanical Name: Averrhoa carambola
Description

Excellent flavour, bright skin and juicy flesh with few seeds, bearing a summer and winter crop. It exhibits more cold tolerance than other varieties. Carambolas are also called Star Fruit.

Other Names: Carambola, Starfruit
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$37.00 9 Grafted Large

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Plant Information or Specifications

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Great For Juicing (#GreatForJuicing)

Preferred Climate

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

2-5m

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

Yes

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

4-5 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 - Kary (Grafted) 10/10

Miranda's Edible Fruits
Update: 2465 days 22hrs

Comments: -

easy to grow and very sweet fuit. don't like hot sun and wind. better grow in partial shade. need regular fertilizer.  produce plenty of furits every year. bought it from daleys in Dec 2005, grow in large pot, first fruit in Jan 2007, over 50 fruits per tree. picture was taken in April 2007

Fruiting Months March, April, May, June

Planted: 2006

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: spring, summer and autume


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Michael says... [2461 days 3hrs ago]
Do you have fruit fly problem with this fruit ?
Miranda says... [2460 days 17hrs ago]

Miranda says... [2460 days 16hrs ago]
no fruit fly for this one. there were not many fruit fly in my yard until last summer. the guava was badly attacked last year. My blueberry was attacked for the first time this summer. We moved house late December, just a few street away, those fruit flies didn't follow us, so I enjoyed a lot of blueberry this year.
Ching says... [2251 days 6hrs ago]
Hi, I have a small backyard, do you think starfruit grows well in pot, how large the pot you would recommend? Also where did you buy it from?
Miranda says... [2243 days 19hrs ago]
it grows well in pot. my one is in a 50 litre pot. I move it to sunny spot in winter and partial shade in summber. I bought it from Daleys.
Ching1 says... [2241 days 20hrs ago]
Thanks. I am ordering one from Daleys now.

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Carambola Starfruit - Kary

Correy's Edible Fruits
Update: 1397 days 5hrs

Comments: -

It is only young. I did actually get 1 fruit first year but the possum got it. I have tasted this variety from the orchard in Daleys Nursery and it is very juicy and incredibly tasty. They crop really well but fruit fly may be a problem if you are not onto it.

Pollination: No


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Carambola Starfruit - Kary (Grafted) 10/10

BJ's Edible Fruits
Update: 2160 days 19hrs

Comments: - I dont mind the fruit, and the flowers are lovely when they smother the brances. i had to move this plant during the wet in 2010-11 floods. It handles transplanting quite well and is powering away in new spot, putting on lots of flowers summer 2011

Planted: 2010

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring


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Carambola Starfruit - Kary (Grafted) 3/10

Pat1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1511 days 12hrs

Comments: - I think my tree would have done better if it was in a less windy position.  I am surprised it has not died from the gusty winds.  Had a few fruits 2 years ago but they did not have enough time to grow and mature properly before it gets too cold.  I think Perth is probably too cold for this tree unless you grow it in a hot house.

Planted: 2005

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Question: Has anyone got any success stories with Carambola in Perth?


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Wampa says... [794 days 20hrs ago]
They do need protection in their first year. Star fruit grow really well in Perth as do many tropical fruit trees.

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Carambola Starfruit - Kary (Grafted) 7/10

Waterfall's Edible Fruits
Update: 906 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Not very old, lost most of its leaves due to transport shock from Kyogle I'd say but putting on lots of new growth in spring, hopefully its warm enough in Sydney.

Put on some very solid growth over summer. Has already started to flower in autumn.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

will bag fruit if it survives.


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Carambola Starfruit - Kary 10/10

PhilippafromDerbyWA1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2269 days 21hrs

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This tree was here when we bought the place and is one of my favorites. The kid underneath is one of my best too. He is the youngest  of a blended family of 10, which halve of still live at home. Now you can probably understand why I love to be in my garden. Among other things it is my serenity my peace.

Star fruit abound on this tree nearly all year round there is something happening from its pretty little flowers to its crunchy tart juicy fruit. One of my older boys loves them and eats them whole off the tree. This one is planted in mostly shade between towering bamboo and a large date palm. It is very healthy,prolific fruiter and very pretty. In need of a good prune no dought.

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Carambola Starfruit - Kary (Grafted) 8/10

Gamefowl1's Edible Fruits
Update: 592 days 15hrs

Comments: - Ours are pretty much as good as you get. Satisified with the quality of the tree with high yields. Fruit is bland in flavour, but that is the same with all Carambolas.

Planted: 2000

Height 5 metres

Qty: 3

Fruit Harvest: 50 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control: Needs pest control.

Organic Status:Organic


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Carambola Starfruit - Kary (Grafted) 6/10

Carla1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2616 days 20hrs

Comments: -

photo taken 2009. Topped dressed has responded with faster growth.

Fruiting Months June and July

Planted: 1997

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Organic


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Carambola Starfruit - Kary

Mygarden's Edible Fruits
Update: 3004 days 2hrs

Comments: -

have just bought another plant because of pollination problems. does not appear to be self-pollinating

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

no pests yet

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

the leaves are yellowing, don't know why?


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Carambola Starfruit - Kary 8/10

Linnie's Edible Fruits
Update: 1075 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Bought this plant from Daleys years ago. It achieved about 1.5 spindly metres growth, and then nearly died from frost, due to our marginal growing conditions. It held on, and, this year, has become very much more lush in appearance and looks like a sturdy, healthy plant. I hope it is self-pollinating, as I only have one plant, and I see the words "Pollination beneficial"!

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Mulch, longalife, cow poo, blood and bone etc

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

nil

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

This Carambola (same one as discussed here some time ago) was bought as a grafted plant, but I can't recall which graft it was. It now fruits abundantly, starting about 3 years ago with its first handful of fruits, but going into full production a couple of years ago. The only problem is that the fruit is to astringent to make for pleasant eating. Any idea why, or how to correct that issue, as it is an abundant creature now?! :-) Thank you.


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Carambola Starfruit - Kary (Grafted) 10/10

Tresna's Edible Fruits
Update: 2634 days 17hrs

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This has been a prolific fruiting season. This is the second year this tree has fruited and  I only have the one tree.The fruit have been fantastic, large, firm and great tasting. The fruit has ripened on the tree,with no need to pick and keep in doors as they have not been attacked by pests ie fruit fly.  I think part of the success has been the relocation of the chook yard that encorporated a number of my fruit trees including the carambola and the higher than normal rainfall we have had on the coast.

Tresna

Fruiting Months February, March, April

Planted: 2006

Height 3.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2009 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Carambola Starfruit - Kary

Lissa's Edible Fruits
Update: 2441 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Such a pretty tree and so prolific in it's fruit production.

I have no idea which variety I have as I can't find the ticket.

Planted: 2007

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

Fruit fly are a big problem - I make sure i remove all fallen fruit quickly. Made a big mistake a couple of years back and composted these under the tree - had a huge infestation of fruit fly the next two crops.

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

I have had a lot of problems with fruit fly.


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Carambola Starfruit - Kary (Grafted) 8/10

Babaghanush's Edible Fruits
Update: 2424 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Nice Fruit can be used for cooking or eat when ripe...

Planted: 2011

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Blood

Organic Status:Organic


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Carambola Starfruit - Kary

Sesame1's Edible Fruits
Update: 359 days 6hrs

Comments: - Got it delivered in middle of winter, the starfruit tree was about 40cm high and lost all leaves after 2 weeks. It grew new leaves in November. Don't know how it'll survive the next winter.

Planted: 2016


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mcmelb1 says... [30 days 2hrs ago]
how is this doing?

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Carambola Starfruit - Kary (Grafted) 9/10

Julie1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1758 days 21hrs

Fruiting Months May

Planted: 2007

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 8 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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