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PlantFiles: Carambola
Averrhoa carambola 'Fwang Tung'

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

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Trees
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Evergreen
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Grows in tropical Brazil.. Fruit is everywhere.

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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