A pretty, smallish tree with vivid lime green leaves. The fruit is crisp, sweet and refreshing in taste and is intensely orange-yellow in colour. Best to plant in pairs for pollination. Although it will tolerate a mild brief frost, it grows best in a humid warm climate. Plant in full sun and apply plenty of fertilizer and water. They start fruiting after 3 years. They seem to need good shelter from wind and frost to get established.
STARFRUIT (Averrhoa carambola)