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Starfruit 'Carambola' Tree

Averrhoa carambola


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-t- Patio Planting Kit
Patio Planting Kit

Our Patio Kit allows you to easily pot up your patio plant in a container with the soil and fertilizer your plant requires.

Your patio kit includes:
  1. 12in x 12in container - Perfect size for any patio plant. Made in the USA

  2. Root Rocket™ - Mycorrhizal Fungi, Provides the optimal nutrition to start your patio plant off the right way

  3. 3 bags of Patio Planting Mix - This mix is specially formulated to give your patio plant maximum results.

Container Fert Tabs Patio Mix
12in Container Root Rocket™ Patio Planting Mix
-t- Planting Mix
Starfruit 'Carambola' Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Starfruit 'Carambola' Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 30℉)

Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
4-11 patio
9-11 outdoors

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20-35 ft.

Mature Width:

20-25 ft.


Full Sun


20-30 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:


Fruit Color:


Year to Bear:

2-3 years

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Botanical Name:

Averrhoa carambola

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Unique Flavored, Star Shaped Fruit

Here's Why the Star Fruit Tree is a Top Performer:

  • Small tree with attractive foliage
  • Incredible fruit with distinctive star shape and unique flavor
  • Lovely pink and lavender flowers
  • Yields high quantities of high quality fruit

A Star is born in your Garden

If you've been searching for a new star among the fruit trees in your garden or landscape, we've found it for you. Introducing the Star Fruit Tree: A compact evergreen that combines a handsome tree with a delicious and unusual fruit. The tree is lush and woody, with delicate lavender flowers that add to the tree's overall beauty. And the fruit itself enhances the overall exotic look.

Its shiny, pale-orange coloring and convex shape appear like numerous sunbursts throughout the tree. The box-like fruit hang like small beacons, adding warmth and charm to any garden or landscape lucky enough to boast this incredible tree.

The Taste is Star Quality

Cut open a fresh, juicy Star Fruit and you'll know right away how it got its name. Cross section slices reveal the unique star shape--a favorite among kids who will love the way it looks as well as the sweet yet faintly sour taste which is unlike any other fruit.

The distinctive flavor has hints of apple, pear, grape and a mild tartness that is all its own. This symphony of flavors makes fruit salads taste fresher and more satisfying than ever before. You can also use Star Fruit as a garnish or even cooked in puddings and stews. With the Star Fruit, the sky's the limit to the meals you will enjoy.

Order yours today.

Starfruit 'Carambola' Tree Pollination

Starfruit 'Carambola' Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Starfruit 'Carambola' Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Customer Reviews

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An awesome oddity for the garden
I grew one of these from seed, It is a marvelous tree, and I recommend that you get it right away. It has a really cool trait, being a member of the wood sorrel family. The leaves close when disturbed. Its like having a mimosa pudica except the starfruit tree produces fruit. rather quickly I might add.
September 2, 2014
Growing Zone:
Starfruit Tree
Since I got my starfruit tree, I plant it in a mid. spot size.
My starfruit tree is still alive. It is growing many small green leaves and tiny flowers.
Now San Jose, N. California weather is beginning cold, so I move my starfruit tree closer to the house.
I will attach its picture if you would like to have one.
Any way I appreciate your service.

Tuan Tran
December 1, 2014
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Starfruit Tree
When this starfruit tree gets older and too large to bring into the house in the winter, it is going to have a special spot in the center of the orchard. It looks like it is going to grow to be very impressive. Everything that I have received from Fast growing Trees has been packed extremely well; and shipped quickly.
November 17, 2014
over 2 years ago
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I received the star fruit tree in the box. It looked healthy. After planting it in the container for a month, it has a lot small branches grow out. Delivery as it promised.
July 28, 2015
over 2 years ago
I bought two Plants were delivered all good ,but within 5 Days one of them Dried out and Died
September 28, 2014
over 3 years ago
Beatiful healthy starfruit
I purchased a starfruit tree from Pam's nursery about 2 years ago. This miracle tree was so healthy that it produced the following year enough starfruits to satisfy the whole family and friends. No exaggeration the little tree produced more than 40 fruits in its first season in the ground.
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July 19, 2017
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Starfruit 'Carambola' Tree

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Starfruit 'Carambola' Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Starfruit 'Carambola' Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Starfruit 'Carambola' Tree again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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do you have to have more then one tree to product fruit or is it male/female?
Daleno on Oct 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: no. it has a complete flower. you don't need 2. however with the amount this produces you won't want 2.
Can the star fruit tree survive in Sacramento, California?
Cliff on Jul 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes the Starfruit does very well in Sacramento California.
can i keep a star fruit tree in a large planter for a couple years?
kristin E on Jun 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have had mine in a whiskey barrel planter for a couple of years now, and its doing just great! The soil where I live is clay and doesn't drain well, so I lost at my first 2 attempts to grow this tree in the ground. During the winter, I just keep watch on the temperature so I can cover it up with a frost blanket when necessary.
soil ph for starfruit tree?
David G on Apr 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: pH of 5.5 – 6.5
What is the reason that leaf turned yeloow? and the soil always "moist" not dry or wet.
A shopper on Aug 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I haven't been growing Carambolas very long but with other subtropicals I grow I find soil ph affects the plants ability to uptake the micro nutrients. Especially iron, manganese and magnesium. Also copper and zinc could be involved. The carambolas I grow in large containers are grown in an acid soil mix and I use Scott's time released citrus and mango fertilizer every three months. In the ground I add a lot of peat moss and my own compost I make plus use some granular sulfur to keep the soil on the acid side as much as possible. My plants are all very healthy under these conditions. Hope this helps. Bob
how big is this tree that i will get from 3 gallons?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Tree will be around a foot tall when you get it but will quickly grow to it's mature height of 25 to 30 feet tall.
How old is the 3 gallon tree and old does the need to be to start fruiting?

Koneko on Feb 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I couldn't say how old they are, I purchased one some time back I live in Florida and it fruied in about a year. year. I think I was able to get one edible size fruit that year. You will get many buds but few fruit for the first two years.
I live in Orange County California does star fruit grow in this weather because I usually heard it grows in tropical weather?
Abida R on Nov 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I live in the San Fernando Valley, CA, and have a star fruit tree growing in my back yard. It is a tropical tree so you just have to keep an eye on it and on the weather. It loves heat, so living in the Valley is perfect. It loves rain, so it must be kept well irrigated, but in soil that drains well. In the Valley, our soil is like clay, so I have my tree growing in a huge pot. During the winter months, you have to protect it from strong wind and frost. (My previous star fruit tree was killed by last winter's frost.) I'm building a collapsible frame to hold a frost blanket for my tree this winter, and keeping a heat lamp (brooder lamp) just in case. So far, however, my tree has grown from 2ft (at purchase in April 2015) to just about 4ft now (Oct 2015), and she's blooming!
Is this tree cold hardy? If so to what degrees?
Christopher S on Sep 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The star fruit tree is definitely NOT cold hardy. It's a tropical tree, native to Thailand and the Philippines, so it loves heat and lots of well-draining water. I have mine in Los Angeles, California, and have covered it with a frost blanket whenever temps are predicted to go below freezing. I have a friend in Texas with full-grown trees who also covers them in the winter, and even uses heat lamps on them on very cold nights. Good luck with your tree!
Can it be grown in container?
jimbo on Mar 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it can,I had mine in a big container and it's bearing fruit for 2 years now when it's in season.I live in sunny southern California.
Can a tree be grown in area 8 outside? The area listed on the details says 9-11 outdoors but I want one outside.
A shopper on Oct 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: hi ,the tree is tropical tree .they can't take freeze temperature .the correct zone is 10A-11 .can take 27degree only short period of time for mature tree.i'm from Indonesia ,when i was kid ,my neighbor have this tree .the trunk at least 2 feet diameter and 25 feet tall .all kid always waiting the fruit to drop.(zone 8A=10-15)(8B=15-20)9A=20-25(9B=25-30)(10A=30-35)on degree .so for sure the tree will not survive on zone 8 out side.
I live in Colorado, so I will be bringing in the plant when the weather gets cold, I will keep it on a south facing window. My question is Will the tree bear fruits? How many years before it bears fruits?
Tina H on Sep 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: hi Tina ,south facing window is best place for tropical tree but make sure do not put the tree too close the window glass,the new leaves and flowers will burn. if you do not have the space ,you can put thin window curtain.do not put room temperature below 50[tree will die]70 to 75 degree is best.the tree will bear fruit depend ,grafted fruit tree 1 to 2 years ,from seed 5 to 10 years maybe more.the tree will start flower late spring or early summer [in this case is my tree . some times I put the tree in june or early july cause still cold outside at night 40 degrees.the tree will flowers soon the weather bit warm .my tree never flowers inside the house.
I purchased starfruit tree 8/4/2014 is has not grown much. is there something i should be doing such as fertilizing or watering more often?
natalie l on Oct 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: yes you should fertilize in spring and summer every 2-3 weeks.once a month with mild fertilizer .don.t over watering .make sure the top soil dry before watering .i use self watering pot (i have 3 starfruit tree (1) 6 feet tall (1)5 feet tall (1)2 feet tall.All doing great indoor.safe me time to watering the tree ,cause i have too many tropical tree.
I am in zone 8 . What is zone 4-11 patio mean ? I can only keep it in the pot on patio? Or I can plant it in the ground?
Peihua on Jun 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: you can only keep in pot on patio and winter indoor not in the ground.the tree is for zone 9-11
Can this starfruit grow in sanjose ca?
hiep h on Apr 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The outdooor growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Where do you import the fruits or grow your fruits?
Jackie on Apr 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We do not import, we grow our trees in our farms.
I am looking to purchase a really sour star fruit, do you have it in stock? i ode red one from different nursery , they claimed it is super sour but when it havest, its taste like pear and peach, it has sweetness which i am not interested. I referred sour as lemon.
Gina N on Jun 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We sell Kari Star Fruit (Averrhoa carambola 'Kari'), which was developed at the University of Hawaii for sweet, juicy, rich-flavored fruits, so I am afraid it will not fill your need for a 'really sour star fruit'. You might try harvesting before the fruit is ripe if you cannot find a naturally sour variety.
Are your trees non GMO?
Gurjeet N on Mar 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: All of our fruit trees are non GMO.
Is keeping this tree potted at 6' max height realistic? Would the root ball need to be trimmed periodically? Zone 6 Thx
Justin W on Jul 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Keeping the Star Fruit Tree down to 6' would be possible, but not ideal. The tree gets 25 to 30 feet tall so keeping it pruned back would require a lot of effort. Pruning he roots back shouldn't be necessary.
how large do star fruit tree get?
A shopper on Jul 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Starfruit Tree gets 20-35 ft. tall and 20-25 ft wide.

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