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Star Fruit Tree

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Averrhoa carambola

  • Requires Winter frost protection.
  • Evergreen.
  • Produces star shaped fruit (when cut at cross section).
  • Very ornate bush.

Supplied as a containerised plant approximately

Available from approximately mid July 2018

1 or more £39.95GBPGBP
each. Group & quantity discounts
Qty:

Also known as Carambola or Kamaranga.

Can be grown as a shrub or a short trunked tree and has lovely pink-red-purple, small bell flowers with white edges, they appear in clusters at the end of the branches.  The leaves are smooth across the top but underneath they have fine hairs and are whitish in colour and sensitive.  The wood of the bush is infact a white which turns a reddish colour (although the branches don't tend to get too fat!)  The fruits themselves are an orange - yellow colour, oblong with a thin waxy skin, when the fruits are fully ripe they have a yellow transulent flesh which is crunchy and juicy.  If you cut them through the cross section they are star shaped with long, flat, thin brown seeds.  

The fruits are usually eaten straight from the plants (out of your hand) but can be used in cooking to make relishes, jams and juices. 

They are rich in antioxidants, potassium and Vitamin C with low sugar and sodium levels.  Please note these fruits contain oxalic acid and caramboxin. 

These trees usually start fruiting (in a ideal climate) when they are approximately 4 - 8 years old and can then fruit up to three times a year.  The flowers and leaves are also edible.  Pollination of flowers is done by bees and other pollinating insects.

Whilst grown for it's fruit it is also a very ornamental plant in it's own right.

Young plants require more care and warmth, as they age they will take more variation of temperature. 

It is native to South east Asia. Indonesia, Sri Lanka and parts of India.

  • Evergreen.
  • Requires frost protection (ideally min 5°C).
  • Reaches 16 - 40 feet (5 - 12 metres) tall.
  • Likes humidity.
  • Likes a part shade position.
  • Likes a free draining soil.

  • Medical Uses
  • Can be used as a laxative.
  • In Chinese communities it has been used to treat blood pressure and reduce sugar levels.
  • Flowers are thought to relieve coughs.
  • Leaves can treat rheumatism.
  • Crushed seed can treat asthma, colic and jaundice.
  • The juice can remove stains and for polishing brass.

Not recommended for people who suffer from Kidney failure, Kidney stones or other Kidney problems.
Disclaimer
As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using.

Available from approximately mid July 2018

1 = £39.95
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3 = £35.95
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This product is subject to group discount if you are buying multiple products from the same pricing group. Other products in this group are...
Blood Orange Tree
Calamondin Orange Tree
Caviar Citrus Tree
Grapefruit Tree
Kumquat Tree
Lemon Tree
Lime Tree
Mandarin Tree
Mediterranean Sweet Lemon Tree
Orange Tree
Persimmon Tree

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