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Carambola (Star Fruit)


Carambola Growing in the Florida Home Landscape

MG269/HS12 by Jonathan H. CraneJanuary 7, 2020

Sample Profitability and Cost Estimates of Producing Sweet Carambola (Averrhoa carambola) in south Florida

FE1079/FE1079 by Fredy H. Ballen, Aditya Singh, Edward A. Evans, and Jonathan H. CraneJune 2, 2020

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Carambola (Star Fruit) in Collier County

Jessica M. RyalsSeptember 14th, 2021In the U.S, carambolas, or star fruit, are grown commercially in southern Florida and Hawaii. Commercial growers can be found in Dade, Lee, Broward, Palm Beach and small producers popping up in Collier County. Star fruit can be known as tart, but recent seeds and fruit from Thailand, Taiwan, and Malaysia have introduced sweeter cultivars. […]

Growing Star Fruit (carambola) in Florida

Amir RezazadehJune 28th, 2021Star fruit (Averrhoa carambola L.) also known as carambola, bilimbi and five-finger, is a tropical plant native to Southeast Asia. Star fruits have been cultivated in many tropical and subtropical areas such as Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Malaysia. Star fruit was introduced to Florida over 100 years ago. The first trees planted in Florida had […]

Carambola for a Taste of the Tropics

jpopenoeMarch 10th, 2021Star fruit, or carambola, is a unique tropical fruit we can grow here in central Florida. It may not survive very cold winters, but it will come back from the roots if it is killed back (if it is not a grafted tree). Star fruit are native to Southeast Asia, but older varieties have been […]

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