STAR FRUIT

Carambola are small symmetrical trees that fruit very prolifically. They are commonly eaten fresh, in salads, as garnishes and in drinks. The fruit have a sweet citrus-like flavour that is both delicious and refreshing.

Chill Hours Required: We recommend all plants are given natural cycles of lower temps and shorter days for their blossom timings and maturity.

VARIETIES

CARAMBOLA: ARKIN
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Pre-order: 3 Gal - $105
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 10'C (50'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 5'C (41'F)
Fruit Colour: Bright YellowHarvest: Aug-MarYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: 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.
CARAMBOLA: B17
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Pre-order: None at this time
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: OrangeHarvest: Aug-MarYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: This new variety is probably the sweetest of all. From fruit set it takes 11 weeks to turn yellow and 2 more weeks to become orange. Orange fruits are the sweetest.
CARAMBOLA: FWANG TUNG
FWANG TUNG
Pre-order: 3 Gal - $105
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 5'C (41'F)
Fruit Colour: Yellow-OrangeHarvest: Aug-MarYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: A Thai variety of Carambola. Fruits are known for high quality & flavour. Known to be a productive tree, even at a smaller height. Star shape is profound with this cultivar.
CARAMBOLA: GOLDEN STAR
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Pre-order: 3 Gal - $120
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 10'C (50'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 5'C (41'F)
Fruit Colour: YellowHarvest: Aug-MarYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: A carambola star fruit cultivar that was developed at the tropical research and education center of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, an agricultural research program of the university of Florida's institute of food and agricultural sciences. Released in 1965.
CARAMBOLA: KARI
KARI
Pre-order: 3 Gal - $105
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Orange-YellowHarvest: Aug-MarYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: A Hawaiian selection very similar to the Sri Kembangan, but with fewer seeds. Fruit have a sweet citrus-like flavour that is both delicious and refreshing.
CARAMBOLA: LARA
LARA
Pre-order: 3 Gal - $105 || 6 Gal - $150
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 10'C (50'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 5'C (41'F)
Fruit Colour: Yellow-OrangeHarvest: Aug-MarYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Florida Hybrid. Quality fruit medium to large in size. Rich yellow-orange and sharp sweet flavour. Aug-Mar
CARAMBOLA: SRI KEMBANGAN
SRI KEMBANGAN
Pre-order: 3 Gal - $120
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Orange-YellowHarvest: Aug-MarYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: A selection from Thailand that is compact with thick ribs and is orange-yellow in colour. Fruit have a sweet citrus-like flavour that is both delicious and refreshing.

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