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Star Fruit 'Kari' (Averrhoa carambola)

Star Fruit 'Kari' (Averrhoa carambola)

Regular price $54.95
9 in stock

Live Kari Star Fruit Tree
Grafted and Ready to Produce!
Ships in 3 Gallon Nursery Pot

Kari Star Fruit is a heavy producing tropical fruit tree, native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is commonly known as Carambola or Star Apple. It comes from the wood sorrel family. It is a slow growing plant, but has many medicinal and edible uses.  

The firm star shaped fruit is naturally waxy, bright yellow, about 4 inches long, and entirely edible! Fruit is low in sugar and rich in antioxidants, potassium, Vitamin C, and is antimicrobial.  The flavor is similar to a sweet-tart blend of green apple, pear, grape, and citrus. 

The plant produces prolific and gorgeous, pink, purple, and white flowers. These flowers stem off of woody branches, and bear a lot of fruit in the summer and fall.  It is suitable for container gardening, and can thrive in a large pot. In the colder months they may loose their leaves, so they should be overwintered indoors if temperatures reach below freezing!  

Carambola will bloom throughout most of the year, but prominently throughout May and September/October. In Florida, harvest season is generally from June through February, with peaks in fruit production during August through September, and December through February.  Prune in late winter.

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Tropical Fruit Tree

Harvest Season: Year round with heavy flowering in May and September through October. 

Mature Size: Mature trees grow to about 30 ft in Zones 9+. Fruit ranges from 2-6 inches.

Soil & Moisture: Rich, organic, well-draining soil with regular watering during summer and drier winter months.

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9-11.  Cold hardy to 32 degrees. 

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.