Botanical name: Averrhoa carambola
Crown and root system: This is an evergreen tree with a medium crown and an intermediate root system. In winter some of the leaves may fall, but with the spring it quickly recovers.
Growing regions: Areas that have no frost; recommended that it be planted in an area that is not windy.
Ripening date: Bears fruit twice a year, in the fall and in the spring.
Planting in a container: Not possible.
Recommended planting season: All year round except for winter months.
Varieties sold in our nursery:
Pongathon variety: This variety was developed in Israel and bears fruit that is quite sweet with a rich aroma.
Good to know:
The carambola belongs to the Oxalidaceae family, and until recently was primarily used as a decorative element when serving food. It had a sour and watery flavor that was unappetizing. In recent years a new variety was developed with a sweeter and aromatic flavor. This variety, which we raise in the nursery, is good for eating right from the tree or as part of any dish, either cooked or fresh.