Variety from Thailand, with 12-15 cm long fruits. Firm, very sweet and juicy. It has few or no seeds. Carambola or "star fruit" is a tropical evergreen tree that can fruit outdoors in the warmer Mediterranean.
Sri Kembangan is a cultivar of Star Fruit from Thailand, with 12-15 cm long fruits. The flesh is firm, very sweet and juicy. It has few or no seeds.The variety "Sri Kenbangan" has bright yellow-orange fruit that is slightly elongated and pointed. Flavour is rich and sweet and gives it an excellent dessert quality.
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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