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Averrhoa carambola, Carambola, Starfruit, Five-finger, Balimbing

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Family: Oxalidaceae
Carambola, Starfruit, Five-finger, Balimbing
Origin: South East Asia
small tree 10-20 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular waterediblesubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeincuded in CD catalog

Season: August - March. Small symetrical tree. Red and white flowers appear on bare branches or at leaf bases. Fruit has a thin, waxy, green-yellow, yellow or orange skin. Oblong and five-angled it is star-shaped when cut across the middle. It has a sweet, watery, slightly acid, pleasant tasting pulp that is eaten raw or preserved. Seedlings have been known to bear in 3 years. Large trees have been known to survive 26F without damage but young trees must be protected from frost and wind. Fruits very prolifically. Eaten fresh, in salads, as garnishes and in drinks. Varieties: Arkin, Fwang Tung, Kari, Sri Kembangan. The plant will fruit in container even when in small size (2-3 ft).


 Averrhoa carambola, Carambola, Starfruit, Five-finger, Balimbing

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Averrhoa carambola seedling
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Averrhoa carambola seedling
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Averrhoa carambola 1 month old seedling
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Small symmetrical tree, great for container culture. Fruit has a thin, waxy, green-yellow, yellow or orange skin. Fruits very prolifically. Fruit is star-shaped when cut across the middle. It has a sweet, watery, slightly acid, pleasant tasting pulp. Fruits within 3-4 years from seed.
Plant seeds 1/2" deep in well drained soil, keep slightly moist. Bright light.
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Per pack: 6 seeds

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Averrhoa carambola grafted var Bell - Starfruit

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Carambola (Starfruit) var Bell. The fruit is large, round shape, golden color, sweet and crispy.
Small symmetrical tree. Fruits very prolifically. Fruit is star-shaped when cut across the middle. It has a sweet, watery, slightly acid, pleasant tasting pulp. Eaten fresh, in salads, as garnishes, in drinks or preserved. Mature trees may survive light frost but young trees must be protected from frost and especially - wind. The plant will fruit in container even when in small size (2-3 ft). Season: August - March.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in 3 gal pot

2 plants in stock

$49.95

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Averrhoa carambola grafted var Lara - Starfruit

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Carambola (Starfruit) var Lara. Was originated in Florida. Has medium-large fruit with yellow to orange skin and flesh. Good quality flavor that is sweet. This variety is recommended for the home gardener.
Small symmetrical tree. Fruits very prolifically. Fruit is star-shaped when cut across the middle. It has a sweet, watery, slightly acid, pleasant tasting pulp. Eaten fresh, in salads, as garnishes, in drinks or preserved. Mature trees may survive light frost but young trees must be protected from frost and especially - wind. The plant will fruit in container even when in small size (2-3 ft). Season: August - March.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in 3 gal pot

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Averrhoa carambola var Arkin - Starfruit

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Carambola (Starfruit) var Arkin. One of the leading commercial cultivars with 4-5" long fruit with small wings. Bright yellow to yellow-orange skin and flesh. Flesh is firm, very sweet, and juicy with few seeds.
Small symmetrical tree. Fruits very prolifically. Fruit is star-shaped when cut across the middle. It has a sweet, watery, slightly acid, pleasant tasting pulp. Eaten fresh, in salads, as garnishes, in drinks or preserved. Mature trees may survive light frost but young trees must be protected from frost and especially - wind. The plant will fruit in container even when in small size (2-3 ft). Season: August - March.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in 3 gal pot

2 plants in stock

$39.95

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Averrhoa carambola var Arkin - Starfruit, large size

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Carambola (Starfruit) var Arkin. One of the leading commercial cultivars with 4-5" long fruit with small wings. Bright yellow to yellow-orange skin and flesh. Flesh is firm, very sweet, and juicy with few seeds.
Small symmetrical tree. Fruits very prolifically. Fruit is star-shaped when cut across the middle. It has a sweet, watery, slightly acid, pleasant tasting pulp. Eaten fresh, in salads, as garnishes, in drinks or preserved. Mature trees may survive light frost but young trees must be protected from frost and especially - wind. The plant will fruit in container even when in small size (2-3 ft). Season: August - March.
7 gal pot. Please read the following information before ordering this plant. This is large size plant grown in 7 gal pot. This plant is much more mature than our standard size plants in 3 gal. It has thicker trunk and more branches. See a picture showing relative size of plants grown in 3 gal and 7 gal.
This plant will be shipped separately from other items by UPS/FedEx Ground due to its large size. Extra soil removed. See here time in transit (business days, excluding Sat-Sun!).
If transit time to your state is more than 4 days, over-weekend delay may occur. We provide the best packaging but can not guarantee plant safety if weekend delay occurs. We strongly recommend contacting us in advance regarding alternative methods of shipping. To estimate shipping cost, select the plant in the shopping cart and calculate shipping.
This item will be shipped within 2 weeks.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in 7 gal pot, grafted plants

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Averrhoa carambola var Dwarf Maher - Dwarf Starfruit

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Carambola variety Dwarf Maher. This Hawaiin variety has roundish fruit with light yellowish - white skin, white flesh, low acid content, sweet and crunchy. An abundant producer of sweet juicy fruit. Fruit starts forming at only 2 feet in height. Small size make it good choice for container culture.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in 3 gal pot, grafted plants

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Averrhoa carambola var Fwang Tong - Dwarf Starfruit

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Carambola variety Fwang Tong (Tung) - Dwarf variety with elongated fruit, 5 inches long, with long wings. Pale yellow skin and flesh. Very sweet and juicy. Flesh is firm with few seeds. Fruit ripe, when wing edges are still green. Eaten fresh, in salads, as garnishes, in drinks or preserved. Mature trees may survive light frost but young trees must be protected from frost and especially - wind. The plant will fruit in container even when in small size (2-3 ft). Season: August - March.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in 3 gal pot

1 plant in stock
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$49.95

 

Averrhoa carambola var Hart - Dwarf Starfruit

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Carambola variety Hart - dwarf variety suitable for small backyard or container growing. Fruits are small with pale-yellow, almost white skin. Flesh is sweet and delicious. Eaten fresh, in salads, as garnishes, in drinks or preserved. Mature trees may survive light frost but young trees must be protected from frost and especially - wind. The plant will fruit in container even when in small size (2-3 ft). Season: August - March.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in 3 gal pot, grafted plants

2 plants in stock

$39.95

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Averrhoa carambola var Kari - Starfruit

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Carambola var Kari was developed at the University of Hawaii. Sweet, juicy, rich-flavored fruits. Yellow-orange when ripe. More round shape with less green-edged wings.
Small symmetrical tree. Fruits very prolifically. Fruit is star-shaped when cut across the middle. It has a sweet, watery, slightly acid, pleasant tasting pulp. Eaten fresh, in salads, as garnishes, in drinks or preserved. Mature trees may survive light frost but young trees must be protected from frost and especially - wind. The plant will fruit in container even when in small size (2-3 ft). Season: August - March.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in 3 gal pot, grafted plants

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Averrhoa carambola var Possum Gold - Starfruit

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Carambola, local Florida variety Possum Gold large, round fruit, very sweet and juicy.
Small symmetrical tree. Fruits very prolifically. Fruit is star-shaped when cut across the middle. It has a sweet, watery, slightly acid, pleasant tasting pulp. Eaten fresh, in salads, as garnishes, in drinks or preserved. Mature trees may survive light frost but young trees must be protected from frost and especially - wind. The plant will fruit in container even when in small size (2-3 ft). Season: August - March.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in 3 gal pot

2 plants in stock

$49.95

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Averrhoa carambola var Sri Kembangan - Starfruit

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Carambola variety Sri Kembangan - Thai variety with elongated fruit, 5-6 inches long, bright yellow-orange flesh, very sweet and juicy. Firm flesh and few seeds make it excellent dessert fruit.
Small symmetrical tree. Fruits very prolifically. Fruit is star-shaped when cut across the middle. It has a sweet, watery, slightly acid, pleasant tasting pulp. Eaten fresh, in salads, as garnishes, in drinks or preserved. Mature trees may survive light frost but young trees must be protected from frost and especially - wind. The plant will fruit in container even when in small size (2-3 ft). Season: August - March.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in 3 gal pot

2 plants in stock

$44.95

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