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Star Fruit, Carambola Tree (Averrhoa carambola)

Carambola TreeDescription: An evergreen with single or multiple trunks with a bushy, broad crown. The tree will begin to produce fruit within 10 to 14 months after planting and will be mature 60-75 days after flowering. Fruit is sweetest when allowed to ripen on tree.

Size: Small to medium (20-30 feet in height) and spreads 20-25 feet in diameter.

Location: Plant 20 feet from power lines and 10-16 feet from your house. Full sun.

Salt tolerance: None

Watering: Water during planting and for one year thereafter (see watering schedule in "Dig In Miami-Dade County" booklet). May need to water during fruiting if under drought conditions.

Fertilization: Do not fertilize until 6 months after planting. Call 305-248-3311 ext. 228 for fertilizing information specific to your tree.

Pruning: Wait one year to prune. If staked, remove after 6 months.

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