Star Fruit Seedling (Averrhoa carambola)Regular price $21.95
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.
Tropical / Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree
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.
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.
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.
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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