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Star Fruit Trees

Averrhoa carambola

Star Fruit trees produce shiny yellow fruits with a mild, sweet flavor. They are relatively cold hardy for our area. Popular varieties include Arkin, Fwang Tung, Kari and Sri Kembangan. The are very productive and prolific bearers.

Plant Details  
Type Tropical Fruit
Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen (in cooler climates)
Tree Size/Habit Rounded Canopy to 25 – 30 Feet
Fruit Shape/Size Ovate to Ellipsoid 2 – 5 Inches Long
Fruit Flavor Juicy, Mildly Sweet to Sour
Skin Color When Ripe Yellow
Fruit Use Fresh Eating, Cooked
Fruit Season Early Summer
Light Needs  Full Sun to Part Sun
Water Needs Regular Water
USDA Zone 9b – 11