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Carambola Fruit Plants (Averrhoa Carambola)

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Plant Type

Carambola (Averrhoa Carambola):

Botanical Name: Averrhoa Carambola

Common Name: Star Fruit or 5 Fingers

General Information: Native to the Old World tropics, Fruits grow on short-trunked, densely branched, evergreen trees. Oblique shape with ribs or wings, maturing from dark/light green to orangey-yellow. Juicy and crisp yellow flesh beneath thin, waxy skin, Immature fruits are sour.

Nutritional Content: Rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, B-complex vitamins, Contains antioxidant flavonoids, folate, fiber, and minerals (Potassium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Iron).

Health Benefits: Boosts immunity with Vitamin C, Supports heart health by lowering blood pressure (potassium content).


Bloom Time/Fruiting: 10-14 Months

Moderate maintenance required for cultivation

Summary: Carambola, also known as Star Fruit, stands out with its unique oblong shape and ribbed appearance. It transforms from green to a vibrant orangey-yellow, enticing with its juicy and crisp texture. Packed with essential vitamins and minerals, including the immune-boosting Vitamin C, Carambola is not only visually appealing but also a nutritious addition to tropical fruit varieties. Cultivating this tree requires moderate maintenance, making it a viable choice for those in suitable climates.

Planting and Care

Does best in loamy soil with good drainage, needs plenty of bright sunlight to flourish, not tolerant of drought. The starfruit tree is tropical and can't survive in a region where temperatures dip below freezing level and also responds well to humidity.

Special Feature

Full of vitamin C, a good source of fiber, may help with anemia, has an inhibitory effect on microbes, is good for reducing inflammation, may give a good night’s sleep, keeps digestive system regular, revs up the metabolism, may be helpful for weight loss, is extremely hydrating, is hypolipidemic, might keep skin looking young, and plays a vital role in folk medicine.


Fruit can be sliced and eaten on its own, added to salads or other fresh dishes, used as a garnish, turned into pies or puddings, added to Asian- or Indian-style stews and curries, cooked with seafood or shellfish dishes, made jam, jelly, or chutney.