Fruit category: Starfruit
Produces large yellow fruit and grows to a height of 20’-30’. CARAMBOLA Averrhoa carambola ‘star fruit’, ‘five corner fruit’. Although relatively slow growing in the subtropics, Carambolas are adaptable trees and make open, small to medium sized, attractive landscape specimens, with pinnate leaves and clusters of small purple flowers. The fruits are more or less oval, and so deeply and sharply ribbed that a fruit cut in half shows the shape of a five pointed star. The fruit come in sour and sweet versions. The yellow, thin skinned fruit have clear, juicy, crisp flesh. It produces it’s main crop in the cooler time of year. Carambolas are relatively easy to espalier against a wall- a useful attribute for small gardens.