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I have a carambola(star fruit)that is flowering prolifically but not setting fruit,do I need to have 2 trees to cross pollinate to get fruit?
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Ben2
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25th June 2007 11:01pm
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kim says...
I planted one tree last spring and it gave us 8 fruits. No other star fruit trees nearby as far as I can see.
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greenbank
27th June 2007 8:03pm
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Correy says...
Perhaps you have a picture you could upload to show us your carambola?

If you not in the "FOR BEST RESULTS" section of this page:

http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/plant/Carambola-Star-Fruit.htm

It says that "Some varieties may be self fertile but it is best to plant two for cross pollination."
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27th June 2007 8:50pm
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kim says...
Hi Correy, You may be correct. The tree has plenty of flowers and gave us only 8 fruits. We were quite happy with that considering it was not even a year old since planting. The variety was Fwang Tung.
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27th June 2007 10:34pm
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Ben says...
I don't know the variety of mine, however I also had fruit the first season. It had fruit on it when purchased so I am assuming it does need cross pollination. Kim did yours have immature fruit on yours when you got it or did it actually self pollinate? I have had several blushes of flowers since. I am going to get it a friend.
I was only anonymous because I forgot to put my name in.
Thanks, I was hoping I had self pollinator.
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29th June 2007 8:52pm
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kim says...
Hi Ben,
When I bought it, it had no flowers or fruits on it. I have just spoken to my wife and she in fact tells me that it had set fruit twice already. She knows better as she is the one who bags the fruits and picks them.
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30th June 2007 7:40pm
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Tran says...
Hello all,

I too have a carambola(star fruit)that is flowering prolifically but not setting fruit. I have been having it for 6 years in a big pot and the variety is Kerry. Please tell me if it is self pollinated?

Many thanks

Tran

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Clayton
10th August 2007 6:14pm
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Bazza says...
For Tran,
I do not know the Variety of mine but it has fruited 3 times so it has been in ground for 5 yrs. No need for Pollination here and as you may see by the Photo i have Pruned well back after last fruiting. Right now it is puuting out "Tip Growth" and it keeps producing hundreds of fruit each year
All The Best Bazza
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Tran says...
Hi Bazza,

Many thanks for showing your photo. It is very good that it is a medium tree and has given you hundreds of fruit. I hope mine will produce some fruit one day.

Take care.

Tran
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Clayton
13th August 2007 8:32pm
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Greg says...
Hi Tran,
Some carambola selections do benefit from cross pollination. Kary though is self pollinating. If your tree has been flowering for the past few years and no fruit I would suggest that another selection would be benefecial. Seedling trees only take 2-3 years to crop so maybe it might be worth the option of planting a low cost seedling.
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14th August 2007 7:05am
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Tran says...
Good morning Greg,

Many thanks for your advice. Much appreciated. I will try your method and see if I have luck. The chance is probably very high.

Regards

Tran
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14th August 2007 8:48am
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