Star Fruit Trees

carambola fruit image

Star fruit (Carambola)

Averrhoa carambola

Star Fruit trees produce shiny yellow fruits with a mild, sweet flavor. They are relatively cold hard for our area.

Star Fruit 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 very sour
Skin Color When Ripe Yellow
Fruit Use Fresh eating or cooked
Fruit Season Early Summer
Light Needs  Full Sun/Part Sun
Water Needs Regular water
USDA Zone 9b