In the U.S, carambolas, or star fruit, are grown commercially in southern Florida and Hawaii. Commercial growers can be found in Dade, Lee, Broward, Palm Beach and small producers popping up in Collier County.
Star fruit can be known as ... READ MORE
Star fruit (Averrhoa carambola L.) also known as carambola, bilimbi and five-finger, is a tropical plant native to Southeast Asia. Star fruits have been cultivated in many tropical and subtropical areas such as Sri Lanka, Indonesia ... READ MORE
Star fruit, or carambola, is a unique tropical fruit we can grow here in central Florida. It may not survive very cold winters, but it will come back from the roots if it is killed back (if it is not a grafted tree). Star fruit are native to ... READ MORE
The pandemic of 2020 has many families faced with job loss, reduced income, and tight budgets leading to limited food options. Food donation lines are long. Many are in need. Farmers are making local produce available directly to consumers. ... READ MORE
Carambola is a south Florida tropical that is also called star fruit from its unique shape when sliced. This fruit has a sweet, sour, tart flavor and is very refreshing to eat by itself. It tastes great in a salad and makes a beautiful garnish ... READ MORE
Florida star fruit, or carambola, is in season now. When sliced, the fruit forms a perfect star. This subtropical fruit is produced commercially in South Florida, and grown as a backyard fruit in Central Florida. You may find star fruit in groceries, ... READ MORE