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Averrhoa carambola Star Fruit

An evergreen slow growing medium sized tree reaching up to14mtrs in tropical conditions, producing a star shaped fruit in summer and winter also. Fresh foliage is a vibrant pink colour chaning to a lime green

A sweet tasting fruit when ripe a little more tart when smaller.


Can be eaten straight from the tree, it's star shape makes for a pretty garnish on salads, also great for juicing and chutneys. Carambola can also be used as a stain remover.

Position & Soil

Prefers full sun and humid conditions, not particularly fussy when it comes to soil type but requires good drainage.