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Averrhoa carambola 'Kari'

"Kari" is an excellent variety selected at the Unversity of Hawaii. It has rounder fruits, yellow-orange in colour, with no green. Carambola or "star fruit" is a tropical evergreen tree.

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The Cultivar Kari

Kari is an excellent variety of Carambola selected at the Unversity of Hawaii. It has rounder fruits, yellow-orange in colour, with no green. The variety "Kari" has an excellent flavour, bright skin and juicy flesh with few seeds, bearing a summer and winter crop. It exhibits more cold tolerance than other varieties.

Carambola or Star Fruit in general

Carambola or Star Fruit is a tropical evergreen tree native to Java and Southern Asia. Its height varies from 3-5 m (10-16 ft), with leaves of 8-18 cm (3-7 ") along the stems and short inflorescences. The fruits grow in bunches all over the tree, its shape is a star of 5 points, elliptical, 10x5 cm (4x2 "), yellow-orange when rip. Averrhoa carambola has a thin and waxy skin, with a mild, sweet to acid flesh that is translucent, succulent, soft and crisp. It is available from mid-summer to mid-winter, mostly eaten fresh or in fruit salads and as garnish. Less ripped fruit is best pickled and used in preserves and chutneys. Contains vitamins A and C, phosphorous and potassium.

We ship worldwide plants of variable height, 40-80 cm tall. We will always try to select a robust potted plant for you, compact enough to fit in the box. Carambolas are fast growers. Sometimes they are too tall, even above 1 m . We will prune them to a reasonable size of about 50-70 cm (including pot). They might look a bit ugly but they have good stems and will soon sprout new growth. Carambolas can shed leaves for a short time in winter-spring, so don't be scared if the tree is leafless in these months.

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Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Asia
Presentation Potted Plant
Max. Size 200cm-400cm
Botanical family Oxalidaceae
Light Sun
Flowering Season Spring
Flowering Season Summer
Flowering Season Autumn
Flowering Season Warmer Months
Plant type Woody
Color Yellow
Care Pot
Shape Trees
Shape Shrubs
All the orders that we will receive during the month of December 2018 we will process and ship around January 10, 2019