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Starfruit

Starfruit

$53.00

The Carambola (Averrhoa carambola) is named for the unique shape of the fruit when it is cut in cross-section.   This fruit is a delight to eat adding crunch and texture to salads, salsas and sauces as well as an unusual garnish for beverages, fruit salads, cakes and pies.  Even the juice is a refreshing alternative to citrus juice.

There are several varieties (cultivars) that do well in South Texas:  Arkin, a medium to large orange skinned fruit, the most popular commercial cultivar in Florida,  Sri Kembangan, a selection from Thailand that is compact with thick ribs and orange-yellow,  Kari, a Hawaiian selection very similar to the Sri Kembagan but with fewer seeds,  Fwang Tung, a Thai variety the has whitish-green skin with large, thin wings.  Dwarf Hawaiian, easier to keep this tree at a smaller stature, Thayer, a sour variety. 

Please note that we sometimes have larger trees available for on site purchasing/