Averrhoa carambola/Starfruit, Carambola
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Canopy of a relatively young tree
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9, 10, 11
Determine Your Zone
15 - 20 feet
Spring, Summer, Fall
Green, Yellow, Orange
Rate of Growth:
The Starfruit tree has been grown for hundreds of years in tropical lands for its fruit. The compound leaves fold together at night much like the Mimosa. The star-shaped fruit has an astringent flavor which can be both sweet and sour. Cannot tolerate freezing temperatures but does well in containers. Cannot tolerate dry soils. Keep soils moderately moist at all times.
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