Star Fruit 'Fwang Tung' (Averrhoa carambola)

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Carambola, commonly known as Star Fruit for it's crisp star-shaped fruit, is a fast-growing, heavy producing tropical fruit tree. The Fwang Tung is a Thai Carambola cultivar known for being an especially prolific producer with very large, very pronounced star-shaped fruit. Fwang Tung fruit is especially sweet with a delicious grape-like flavor.  

Carambola 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. The bright yellow fruit is naturally waxy and each fruit is about 4-6" long.  The flavor is similar to a sweet-tart blend of green apple, pear, grape, and citrus.

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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  • CB
    Celia B.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago

    My Fwang Tung is about 7 years old, and It makes lots and lots (and lots and lots) of fruit. Many people (friends and neighbors) eat from this one tree, so I rarely need to throw away unused fruit. People with kidney disease should consult their doctors before eating it. When the fruit is perfectly ripe, it’s sweet and juicy. It’s more tart when the fruit is under-ripe. The tree generally fruits from early summer through January. The branches go all the way to the ground. I pruned it pretty hard a couple of times because I have a small garden and It is planted a little too close to a fence. But it has recovered. The tree needs protection from wind, especially cold winter winds, so I have it close to the house. It also needs to be kept watered during prolonged dry spells. Oh, and it’s really pretty. We love this variety. Highly recommended.

  • C
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Absolutely delicious.

    I have one of these and the taste of the fruit has gained me many friends and admirers over the years. It does need water when the weather is dry. Mine is on the downwind side of my house to protect it from cold, winter winds. Also, it’s a beautiful plant even when it’s not fruiting. Highly recommended.

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