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Starfruit ‘Carambola’ Tree – It Looks as Good as it Tastes
These petite, woody trees produce better starfruit than you’ll find in any grocery store and their flowers will wow anybody who sees them. This fast grower will push clumps of small, pink flowers before fruiting in the warmer months. The tangy, sweet fruit will turn yellow-orange when ripe and holds that distinctive star shape the whole time. Allowing the fruit to fully ripen on the tree will provide the best taste. Starfruit trees benefit from full of sun and are somewhat sensitive to wind, so a barrier or protected area is needed. Plant in a container in colder climates and prune the branches in the spring and summer to maintain a manageable shape and size.
Harvest: June – October, Recommend growing in containers in colder climates.
|Container Plant||Container Friendly (Recommend Container Grow in Colder Climates)|
|Growing Zone||9B, 10A, 10B, 11A, 11B|
|Grafted||No, on its own root system|
|Mature Height||20-30 FT|
|Mature Width||15-20 FT|
We Are Now Growing Tropicals! More Info Coming Soon!
Item Added May 2020. Details and Description coming soon. Contact us at [email protected] if you have questions about this plant.
We’re so sorry… but due to agricultural restrictions we cannot ship any plants outside of the United States, or to the states of California, Hawaii and Alaska. Also, citrus trees cannot be shipped outside of the state of Florida.
Unpacking Your Plants Guide: Prior to receiving our plants, please click this link to read our Unpacking Your Plants Guide to get to know the steps to keeping your plant healthy after receiving it.
We do NOT ship bare root: Our trees are shipped in the same exact containers they are grown in, for the most healthy transition. The plants are watered well before they are packed and wrapped in a shipping bag to ensure they stay moist during transit. It’s as if you came and picked them up right from our nursery yourself!
Why do we not offer free shipping? At Just Fruits, we price all of our plants online exactly as we do in the nursery. Therefore, the shipping cost is simply what it costs for us to get your order from the nursery to you. Many competitors may increase the plants’ prices in order to hide shipping costs… we do not do that. We want our customers to see exactly what the plant costs are, separate from what the shipping costs are. That way if you decided to come visit the nursery to pick up your plants instead, you would know how much you save in shipping.
Weather Watching: We now ship all year round! However, we do watch for extreme weather. If there is extremely cold or hot weather expected around your shipment date and on your path of shipment, we will contact you and notify you that we plan to hold the shipment for the next possible shipping date with better conditions. If you ask us to still ship it, through the conditions, we will not be responsible for any damage caused to the plant & UPS will not refund any claims. We love our plants, and do not want to see them die, so we would rather wait until it’s the right time to ship it, than risk losing a plant in transit.