Carambola (Starfruit)

Carambola (Starfruit)

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The star fruit or carambola is a unique tropical fruit that is gaining popularity in the United States. This fruit acquired its name from the five pointed star shape. Star fruit range in taste from pleasantly tart and sour to slightly sweet with a complicated flavor combination that includes plums, pineapples, and lemons. The flesh is juicy and crunchy, and may be eaten skin, seeds and all or used as a garnish, in salads and in relishes and preserves. When used in cooking, green fruit are frequently used for their sourness.

Region

Florida

Recommended Temp Storage Zone

45-50°F (Cold Storage)

Specialty

yes

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