Averrhoa carambola L.


Carambola, Star Fruit

Origin: India/Malaysia

The star fruit is one of only two species in the genus. Its leaves fold when touched like the sensitive mimosa plant. It flowers and fruits throughout much of the year. The fruit is eaten fresh at various stages of ripeness in fruit salads, jams, candy, ice cream and beverages.



Fruits                                                                           Inflorescence