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Star Fruit 'Sri Kembangan' (Averrhoa carambola)

Star Fruit 'Sri Kembangan' (Averrhoa carambola)

Regular price $64.95

Star Fruit, aka Carambola or Star Apple, is a heavy producing tropical fruit tree, native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. 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 4-6" 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. 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.

Star Fruit is easy to grow in a container 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!  

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Important Shipping Information

We ship nationwide year-round to the United States and Canada with 100% plastic-free compostable shipping materials.  Plants ship ready-to-plant in 4" coconut coir pots or 1-3 gal burlap grow bags.

Shipping & Handing Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on your order weight and your distance from the nursery. Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!  Live locally and want to save on shipping?  See our Local Pickup option below.

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

Shipping Confirmation & Delivery Confirmation 
We will automatically send you a Shipping Confirmation Email with tracking information when your order's shipping label or labels are created and your order is processed.  We will also automatically send you a Delivery Confirmation Email the moment your order is delivered so you know exactly when to go out and collect it!

Tracking Your Order
You can track the progress of your order online and sign up for step-by-step tracking alters via your Order Status Page, USPS Tracking Page, or the Arrive App.

A link to your Order Status page is automatically sent to you in your Order Confirmation email.  You can also track your order via the USPS tracking page (a link to that is sent in your shipping confirmation email).  Another way to track your order status is with the Arrive App, which can be downloaded on your Order Status Page. 

Heat Packs & Cold Weather Holds

Heat Packs
Heat Packs can be purchased separately and are necessary for orders shipping to cold climates under 32 degrees. Visit our Heat Packs page to learn more and purchase your heat pack. 

Weather Holds
If you prefer not to ship your order with a Heat Pack and would like to request a custom winter weather hold until your preferred arrival date, please email shipping@sowexotic.com.  

Local Pickup at the Nursery

Online orders can also be picked up at the Sow Exotic Nursery in Winter Haven, Florida. To place an order for Local Pickup, enter LOCALPICKUP into the discount section at checkout. Visit our Local Pickup page to learn more.

Shipping to Hawaii & Puerto Rico

Plants ship bare root to Hawaii & Puerto Rico. Due to USDA restrictions, here's the list of plants that don't make the cut. Plants that DO NOT ship to Puerto Rico: Coffee, Palm, and Banana plants.  Plants that DO NOT ship to Hawaii:
Pineapple, Palm, Papaya, Coffee, Banana, and Passion Fruit plants.

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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.