South Florida Tropicals: Carambola
High density (1,361 trees per acre) Murcott trees yielding 680 boxes/acre in year 2, CREC CUPS. Figure 4 from publication CMG19/HS1304: Citrus Under Protective Screen (CUPS) production systems. Credits: Arnold W. Schumann, UF/IFAS.
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How to Cite

Simonne, Amy, and Linda Bobroff. 2017. “South Florida Tropicals: Carambola: FCS8520/HE613, Rev. 4/2017”. EDIS 2017 (4).


The carambola or star fruit is native to Southeast Asia. It was introduced to Florida about 100 years ago. This 4-page fact sheet is a major revision that discusses availability, selection, uses, nutritive value, and food safety during preparation of carambola. This document also includes several recipes.
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