Star Fruit Averrhoa carambola seeds Heirloom Exotic Tropical Ceylon Exotic Tropic
Trees grow up to 12-30 feet in height.
This is a sweet and sour fruit.
The fruit has the shape of a Five Point Star.
The skin is edible and the flesh has a mild, sour flavor that makes it popular in a number of dishes.
The star fruit is yellow or green in color. It comes in two main types: a smaller, sour variety and a larger, sweeter one.
Starfruit seedlings grow rapidly and should be transplanted into gallon containers filled with sandy, loam-based potting soil as soon as they produce two or more sets of leaves. Provide them with:
Regular water. Water deeply when the soil surface looks dry. Avoid letting them wilt.
Fertilizer. Starfruit trees are moderately heavy feeders. Water weekly with 1/2 teaspoon of 15-15-15 fertilizer diluted in a gallon of water.
Grow them indoors near a south-facing window, or move them outdoors to a bright, sheltered location. Starfruit trees will only grow outdoors year-round in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 to 12, but they can be grown outdoors during the summer months outside their range and moved indoors during the winter. Grow them in their container for at least two full seasons, then plant in the ground in spring after the soil has warmed above 70 F.