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Star fruit sweet(carambola) plant

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Original price Rs. 499.00
Current price Rs. 399.00

Common name:

Belimbi, Belimbing, Sour Cucumber
Regional name:
Marathi - Bilimbi
Fruit Plants, Medicinal Plants, Shrubs, Trees

1. Introduction to the Star Fruit Sweet Tree

  • Scientific name: Averrhoa carambola
  • Common names: Star fruit, Carambola
  • Origin: Southeast Asia
  • Description: Small, bushy evergreen tree producing sweet, juicy, star-shaped fruits

2. Plantation

  • Climate: Tropical or subtropical, frost-free areas
  • Soil: Well-draining, loamy or sandy soil, pH 5.5-6.5
  • Propagation: Seed, grafting, or air-layering
  • Planting distance: 20-25 feet apart

3. Growing

  • Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
  • Watering: Consistent moisture, avoid over-watering
  • Fertilization: Balanced, slow-release fertilizer every 2-3 months
  • Pruning: Annually to maintain tree shape and size, remove dead or diseased branches

4. Care

  • Pests: Fruit flies, aphids, scale insects, caterpillars
  • Diseases: Anthracnose, root rot, leaf spot
  • Prevention: Regular inspection, proper watering, and pruning, use of organic or chemical treatments when necessary

5. Harvesting

  • Ripening: Fruits change from green to yellow-orange
  • Signs of maturity: Slight give when gently squeezed, sweet fragrance
  • Method: Handpick or gently twist fruits off the tree
  • Storage: Room temperature for a few days, refrigerate for up to 2 weeks

6. Health Benefits

  • Rich in Vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants
  • Low in calories and sodium
  • Aids in digestion and boosts immunity
  • May help reduce inflammation and lower cholesterol

7. Culinary Uses

  • Fresh consumption: Salads, fruit platters, smoothies
  • Cooking: Stir-fries, jams, chutneys, desserts
  • Decoration: Star-shaped slices as garnishes or toppings