Description

In Germany Carambola (Averrhoa carambola) is already a well known tropical fruit - and it still is getting even more popular. If you cut open those oblong- oval fruits with their yellow- orange peel, the slices have the shape of a star. The juicy pulp of fruit tastes sweet with a slight and pleasant dash of acid. The crisp peel is edible. The slowly growing Carambola- plants usually have a short stem because they are grafted plants (as are the plants we sell to you). They are well branched plants and grow up to a shrub or small tree. The light green pinnate leaves with fluff at the bottom side fold together at night, in case of a drought or too intense sun. In winter, Carambola plants are evergreen or partly drop leaves, depending on the temperature in the winter quarter. The flowers smell sweet and in this country usually appear during the warm and bright summer months. In tropical climate, Carambola plants bloom in intervals throughout the year.

punkt_gruen.gif Quality : delicious fruits with exotic shape; eye-catching orange-coloured peel; fragrant flowers; pleasant and unformal growth; pinnate leaves
punkt_gruen.gif Use: all year in a heated greenhouse or bright room; in pots from May outside on balcony, terrace and in the garden - a well sheltered place povided

Product Details
AVC-105

Data sheet

Family
Oxalidaceae
Origin
Asia (tropic)
Flowering period
Spring
Color of flowers
Rose
Fruits
Edible fruits
Fragrance
Fragrant flowers
Growth
Tree or shrub
Location
Sunny
winter temperature
20 (+/- 5) °C
Minimum temperature
5 °C
Hardiness Zones
10
Height
2,5 - 3 m
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