Star Fruit Seedling (Averrhoa carambola)

Star Fruit Seedling (Averrhoa carambola)

Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews
Regular price $39.95
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Star Fruit is an evergreen tropical fruit tree with woody, drooping branches. It makes a great ornamental addition to a home landscape, ticking all of the boxes for a plant that’s useful and good looking. Star Fruit is easy to grow and produces an over abundance of delicious and unique-shaped fruit. 

In a tropical to subtropical climate, you can reap the bountiful rewards of growing Star Fruit trees that fruit nearly year-round, when exotic purple flowers give way to the 5-sided star fruits. Carambola fruits are in their prime when they ripen on the tree to a yellow-orange color. Enjoy this sweet star fruit variety fresh, in tea, or combination with other fruits and desserts, or as a garnish for tropical-themed dishes. 

Star Fruit seedlings are capable of producing fruit within 2-3 years.

Plant Type:
Tropical / Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season:
Winter, Spring, Year-round
Star fruit and Bilimbi will bloom and fruit throughout most of the year, but will prominently flower from late Spring to Fall and fruit Winter through Spring.

Mature Size:
7-30 ft

Soil & Moisture:
Well-drained, high fertility and good moisture-holding capacity; High nitrogen demands. Regular watering throughout the first year and throughout flowering and fruiting season.

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Prefers part shade or filtered light but will thrive in a variety of light conditions from full sun to shade.


Growth Rate:

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-11; Patio/Greenhouse 4+
Star Fruit and Bilimbi are both easy to grow in a container and can thrive in a large pot. In the colder months, until well-established, Star Fruit and Bilimbi trees may lose their leaves, so they could be overwintered indoors if temperatures reach below freezing.  Prune trees in late winter.

Large Pot Size: Grafted and capable of harvest within 1-2 years.
X-Large Pot Size: Grafted and capable of harvest within 1 year.

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Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars
Based on 3 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 2 Total 4 star reviews: 0 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 1
67%would recommend this product
3 reviews
  • J
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    5 Stars

    Arrived very healthy and months later mine still looks healthy and has grown quite a bit even in the temporary pot I have had it in since I got it in late summer. Wanted to be able to bring in for this first winter before planting in ground.

  • B
    I do not recommend this product
    Rated 1 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    1 Star

    Seedling dropped all of its leaves within a few days. Doesn’t look like they are going to regrow as the top of the tree is dying. I did get other trees from Sow that are fine. These trees are just too sensitive.

  • A
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    5 Stars

    Cutest seedling! This plant is a looker even without fruit. Great shipping too

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