Carambola
Averrhoa carambola 'Fwang Tung'

Family: Oxalidaceae
Genus: Averrhoa (av-er-OH-uh) (Info)
Species: carambola (kah-rahm-BOH-luh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fwang Tung

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Upland, California

Boca Raton, Florida

Daytona Beach, Florida

Kissimmee, Florida

Loxahatchee, Florida

Merritt Island, Florida

Mulberry, Florida

Ocoee, Florida

Rockledge, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida

Zolfo Springs, Florida

Honomu, Hawaii

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 23, 2004, foodiesleuth from Honomu, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

We had a huge old starfruit tree (carambola) in the backyard of the last place we lived, the fruit was always crispy, sweet and very juicy... It had thick flower clusters and produced more fruit than we could handle....so I learned to make preserves and pickles with it....and we also shared a lot with neighbors.
I would love to have one where we are now...

Neutral

On Apr 14, 2004, cornpurge from Sugar Land, TX wrote:

Grows in tropical Brazil.. Fruit is everywhere.