Subtropica supplies edible and ornamental subtropical plants to New Zealand. We provide banana,  casana, cherimoyas and unusual fruits that grow easily in our climate. Plants are grown organically without the use of chemical fertilisers or sprays. Plants include Misi Luki, Australian Ladyfinger,casana, cherimoya, casimiroa, white sapote, papaya, pawpaw, Rainbow Valley pawpaw,  lucuma, Chilean guava, tropical guava, babaco, passionfruit, vanilla passionfruit, ligularis, , macadamia, mulberry, tamarillo,, brugmansia, sugar cane, guava, ginger.    We also stock Davidson's plum, fig, Ventura, monstera, myoga,  inga, pepino, turmeric,  cardomom,  cardamom, pomegranate, , tea, kei apple, arrowroot, Chinese quince,  Surinam cherry,  Japanese raisin, lemon grass, Vietnamese mint,  Abyssinian banana, rose apple,  citrus,  lime,aloe vera, pitaya, 

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)

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