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CARAMBOLA STAR FRUIT

Botanical Name: Averrhoa carambola
Description

Carambola - Averrhoa carambolaThe carambola is appropriately nick named star fruit for it's five golden wings that reveal a star-shaped pattern when cut crosswise. The juicy transparent flesh has a citrus quality with a floral accent and is delicious eaten fresh, made into juice or into a delicious chutney. The tree makes an ideal specimen plant due to its attractive foliage and has the added bonus of producing large quantities of fruit. Carambolas are best grown in frost free subtropical climate. They can withstand light frost when established. They generally have two crops a year, one in summer and the second crop in winter. With pruning at different times of the year they can be induced to crop from summer to winter. A very attractive fruiting tree, well worth having in the backyard.

Cut into cross sections the fruits make attractive garnishes for sweet and savory dishes particularly seafood dishes.  A relish can be made from unripe fruits by combining horseradish, celery, vinegar, seasonings and spices. 

Carambola Kembangan

Carambola - Kembangan

This Star Fruit has bright yellow-orange fruit that is slightly elongated and pointed. The flesh is juicy and firm with few seeds. Flavour rich and sweet; excellent dessert quality.
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$37.00 10 Grafted Large

Carambola Kary

Carambola Starfruit - Kary

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.
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$37.00 0 Grafted Large Email Me When Available In Production
Carambola Giant Sam

Carambola Starfruit - Giant Sam

A very large fruited selection with sweet juicy flesh. The juicy transparent flesh has a citrus quality with a floral accent and is delicious eaten fresh, made into juice or into a delicious chutney
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$46.95 0 Grafted Large Email Me When Available In Production
Carambola Juice

Carambola - Kary Seedling

This star like fruit has five golden wings that reveal a star-shaped pattern when cut crosswise. The juicy transparent flesh has a citrus quality with a floral accent and is delicious eaten fresh, made into juice or into a delicious chutney. Seedling grown from the popular Kary selection, which we have found to begin cropping in 2-3 years.
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$17.90 0 Seedling Medium Email Me When Available In Production
Carambola fruit

Carambola Starfruit - Arkin

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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$39.00 0 Grafted Large Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material
Carambola Starfruit - Maher

Carambola Starfruit - Maher

This Hawaiian variety has roundish fruit with light yellowish - white skin, white flesh, low acid content, sweet and crunchy, Carambolas are also called Star Fruit and are excellent eaten fresh or juiced.
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$34.00 0 Grafted Large Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material

Plant Information or Specifications

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

March, April, May, June, July, August, September

 

Customer Comments on Carambola Star Fruit

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Carambola Star Fruit Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

Carambola

Never eat it if it is not washed | Julia Ashley Djoan Booth - Sydney, NSW 28-Aug-2006

Carambola Star Fruit

R11 variety not sure what the parents are but was told that it is from Israel nice large fruits quite sweet when still green with a light tinge of yellow towards full ripening stage.Had the tree for six years now and at 2.5mtrs tall by 1.2 mtrs diam. | Dominic Chan - Baulkham Hills. Sydney, NSW 05-Jul-2008

Carambola Star Fruit

Do not consume if you have kidney problems due to te oxalic acids inside the fruit, dont take with medication because it can cause it to increase the dosage in the body. | Aaron Wayne Robert O'donnell - Sydney, NSW 11-Jul-2008

Carambola Star Fruit

With this fruit you can either eat it raw, if you like the taste as is. Or you can make salad out of it. Or you can use it as a semi dried fruit candied . | Ellen Vu - Smithfield, NSW 22-Aug-2008

Carambola Star Fruit

For a SE Asian style treat, eat fresh slices/edges dipped in thick salty soy mixed with sugar and/or sambal belacan (shrimp and chilli paste) OR substitute hae ko (black shrimp paste) for the soy. | Diane Lim - Seven Hills, NSW 16-Jan-2010

Carambola Star Fruit

Used to grow carambola in Darwin, NT. Won 1st prizes at Darwin Show. My tip is to cut tips of star off before eating. Cut into stars and put on pavlovas. | Peter Leggo - Wynnum, QLD 02-Feb-2011
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For Further Information:

Fruits of Warm Climates by Julia F. Morton

University of Florida

California Rare Fruit Growers

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