Star Gooseberry (Phyllanthus acidus) Growing on the trunk of the Fruit Tree

(1/6) Star Gooseberry (Phyllanthus acidus) Growing on the trunk of the Fruit Tree By PJeganathan [CC BY-SA 4.0] (Photo Credits)

Star Gooseberry Phyllanthus acidus growing on the trunk of the Fruit Tree

(2/6) Star Gooseberry Phyllanthus acidus growing on the trunk of the Fruit Tree By Dinesh Valke [CC BY-SA 2.0] (Photo Credits)

Vibrant and lush leaf habit of the star gooseberry fruit trees at Tropical Fruit World in NSW Australia

(3/6) Vibrant and lush leaf habit of the star gooseberry fruit trees at Tropical Fruit World in NSW Australia

Star Gooseberry growing at Tropical Fruit World early years getting established

(4/6) Star Gooseberry growing at Tropical Fruit World early years getting established

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Leaf of the Star Gooseberry

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Star Gooseberry

Phyllanthus acidus
Fruit Trees > Tropical Fruit Trees > Star Gooseberry
This interesting and ornamental small tropical tree features a bushy crown, red flowers and abundant waxy yellow fruit. It is popular for its medicinal values and as an ingredient in sweet relishes and preserves in its native region of India and Madagasca... Read More
Other Names: Otaheite gooseberry, Malay gooseberry, Tahitian gooseberry, Country gooseberry, Star gooseberry, Starberry, West India gooseberry

$19.75 ($19.75-$24.90 choose a size)

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We previously had the most to buy in Mar and Jan. With limited quantities for sale in other months. They are unlikely to be available in Apr and May. Remember to click above to get notified when it is available once more.

Specifications of Star Gooseberry

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn 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

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 5+ Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months May, June, July

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Star Gooseberry Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

Heather Dampier
8y ago

Brassall, 4305, Australia

Star Gooseberry

Makes the most amazing sweet pink jam,beautiful.equal parts sugar to fruit, strain thru sieve.

Amethyst
★★ 9y ago

KEPERRA, QLD, Australia

Rather disappointed with this purchase. While it's a handsome looking small tree it has been a failure fruiting. Plants are either male or female or both. If you get one that's not 'both', you won't get any fruit.

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ManishU
★★★ 12y ago

SPRINGFIELD LAKES, QLD, Australia

Update 09-Dec-2011: This tree really seems to love the current weather. Plenty of new growth. New pic attached.Wasnt aware that these trees were deciduous. It lost all its leaves over winter and was completely bare. Its growing new shoots now.We also ...

Marion Struckel
14y ago

Greenvale. 4816, QLD,

Star Gooseberry

I have made jam with the juice from the berries, and when cooked, strain the juice,discard the fruit, the remaining juice turns a rosy pink in colour and resembles a taste similar to Rosella Jam. I just used the same recipe as for Rosella Jam. Excellent!!

Megan Osmond
16y ago

Adelaide, SA, Australia

Star Gooseberry

Stew with apple and lots of sugar and it will taste like stewed Rhubarb

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