Starfruit - Sri-Ket

KNOWN FOR:​​

  • Very Sweet

  • Few Seeds

  • Slow grower

  • Suitable for containers

  • Firm flesh

  • Few seeds

SIZE:

  • 10'-15'H x   6'-12'W

PH Range:

  • 5.5-6.5

Zone:

  • 9-11 cold tolerant down to 30 degrees

Notes:

  • Sensitive to alkaline soils

  • Loves loamy soils

  • Seldom needs pruning 

  • Sensitive to over watering

Feed:

  • 6-8% nitrogen, 2-4% phosphoric acid,    6-8% potash and 3-4% magnesium.

  • Light application every 60-90 days

  • Mature trees two-three times a year

  • Prone to chlorosis - Soil & foliar applications of chelated iron and other micronutrients

General Information:

The carambola is believed to have originated in Sri Lanka and the Moluccas, but it has been cultivated in southeast Asia and Malaysia for many centuries.

The carambola is classified as subtropical because mature trees can tolerate temperatures as low as 27° F for short periods of time with little damage. Like many other subtropicals, however, young plants are more susceptible to frost and can be killed at 32° F. Carambolas can be severely damaged by flooding or prevailing hot, dry winds. The small trees make good container plants.

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