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Star fruit is a beautiful quick-growing fruit tree with small leaves and large delicious yellow fruit and only very few small seeds inside. The fruit is packed with Vitamine C, very juicy and refreshing, however, the fruit should be enjoyed in moderation. Read some interesting facts in the description below. The green unripe fruit can be used as a vegetable. We love to add it to stir fries and other dishes just before the end of cooking time. Fantastic for chutney, too. This is a must-have fruit in a subtropical and warm climate food forest. Growing fast, you can expect the first fruit within 3 years.

The price is for 5 fresh seeds.

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Star Fruit SEEDS Heirloom – Starfruit – Averrhoa carambola – Easy to Grow Fruit Tree

Star fruit is a beautiful quick-growing fruit tree with small leaves and large delicious yellow fruit and only very few small seeds inside. The fruit is packed with Vitamine C, very juicy and refreshing, however, the fruit should be enjoyed in moderation. Read some interesting facts in the description below. The green unripe fruit can be used as a vegetable. We love to add it to stir fries and other dishes just before the end of cooking time. Fantastic for chutney, too. This is a must-have fruit in a subtropical and warm climate food forest. Growing fast, you can expect the first fruit within 3 years.

Interesting facts about star fruit: “The nutritional and medical properties of star fruit include antioxidant, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, hypocholesterolemic, antiÔÇÉinflammatory, antiÔÇÉinfective, and antitumor effects. However, majority of these findings are extrapolated from in vitro or animal studies. On the other hand, star fruit ingestion has also been shown to cause nephrotoxicity and neurotoxicity. Future studies should focus on the level of ingestion and conditions at which the beneficial effects become toxic. (Lakmal et.al., 2021)”

The price is for 5 fresh seeds.

Planting and growing tips: Start in a pot or tray to ensure success. Keep moist, not wet, until the seeds sprout. Replant into individual pots when the seedlings got 2-3 leaves. Star fruit is an easy-to-grow plant, that loves full sun and not much watering. Replant into its final position or to a larger pot at the latest when you see some roots coming out of the pot’s bottom holes. The better the soil, the quicker and better it will grow. It doesn’t like to sit in water so a well-drained position is best. All our edibles grow happily and quickly in slightly raised garden beds.

Additional notes:

  • The price is for five seeds, coming from my plant, naturally grown in my permaculture food forest. Not to SA, NT, WA or Tasmania. No pickup for seeds unless you buy plants or cuttings, too.
  • Do your research before trying any new foods. Please also note our disclaimer in the footer of this page.

 

References: Lakmal, K., Yasawardene, P., Jayarajah, U., & Seneviratne, S. L. (2021). Nutritional and medicinal properties of Star fruit (Averrhoa carambola): A review. Food Science & Nutrition, 9(3), 1810-1823. https://doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.2135

Weight 0.1 kg
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