Averrhoa carambola ~ 'Kari' Star Fruit.
The Carambola, also called Star Fruit is a small to medium sized tree that produces a juicy tropical fruit. The flavor combines those of the apple, grape and citrus and is crisp in texture. The fruit can be eaten fresh and is often used in salads and as a garnish due to its unique star shape.
The "Kari" variety comes highly recommended by the University of Florida for it's sweetness, flavor and quality.
Easily my favorite tree in the yard !!! It has a beautiful, delicate appearance that greatly compliments a landscape.
HEIGHT : Can be kept as a medium sized tree from 12 - 30ft. Perfect for homeowner yards.
TEMPERATURE : Thrives in subtropical and tropical climates. USDA zone 10-11. Can be grown in zone 9 with protection from frost. Older trees are more tolerant of frost, but growth stops at 55-60 degrees.
WATER : Star Fruit does well with regular watering.
SUN : Likes full sun but will tolerate some shade
SITE SELECTION : Does better in area sheltered or protected from wind.
SOIL : Not too particular to soil types, but grows faster and produces more fruit in soil with organic matter. Needs good drainage.
· Dig hole twice as wide and as deep as the pot
· Mix one part soil amendment into native soil of your garden
· Loose plant's root base and place into the ground
· For best results use organic all-purpose plant food
Safely shipped bare to semi-bare root (unless otherwise requested) in a sterile medium.
Please track and be available to receive your plant as soon as it arrives to avoid damage due to extreme temperatures or lack of humidity etc..
For all items with "quantity available" greater than (1), item shipped may not be the actual item in the photo.
Return policy: If for any reason the plant arrives in poor condition due to negligence on our part, we will refund the purchase price or send a replacement. Buyers must please send a notification within (1) day of arrival describing the problem accompanied by photos of the un-altered plant in its original packing material.
Combined & various levels of shipping available on request.
Shipping for international orders varies.
Propagation from seed or cuttings unless other method, such as grafting, is stated.
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