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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