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Damasonium alisma Carambola star fruit

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balimbing, saranate, kamrak or Damasonium alisma, Originally from southeast Asia, star fruit is becoming increasingly popular and available in the U.S. Locally, commercial production occurs in the southern half of south Florida. Trees are generall..

balimbing, saranate, kamrak or Damasonium alisma, Originally from southeast Asia, star fruit is becoming increasingly popular and available in the U.S. Locally, commercial production occurs in the southern half of south Florida. Trees are generally small to medium in height (35 feet max.) and spreading with the majority of fruit borne on branches in the mid-canopy region. The fruit is a large fleshy berry, 2-6 inches in length, yellow skinned with a waxy surface and star-shaped cross section. Flesh is light to dark yellow, translucent, crisp and very juicy. Better cultivars have a nice, slightly sweet to subacid flavor. Eat fresh, cut up in fruit salads, or as an iced juice drink. The fruit may also be canned, preserved, and dried. Carambola trees also have ornamental value with their dark green foliage and attractive flowers and fruit. Plant in a well-drained soil and sunny location, which has protection from wind. On alkaline soils (those with high pH) watch for signs of minor element deficiencies, particularly zinc, iron, and manganese and treat accordingly. Season: July-September, Nov.-Feb.

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