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Star Fruit Tree - Seeds


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Quantity: 10 Bulk Seeds

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Very Easy to Grow

Starfruit, or carambola trees, get their name from the shape of their fruit. Whole fruits are oval and pale yellow with five pointed lobes running vertically down the fruit. If you cut the fruit widthwise, each slice looks like a star. This makes the starfruit a common garnish for cocktails, fruit salads and cold fruit soups. The starfruit tree also works well as a decorative plant. In spring, lavender or pink flowers complement the pale green leaves. During summer, the pale yellow fruits can grow to about 5 inches long.

Benefits of Star Fruit
- Star fruit may lower cholesterol levels and add bulk and moisture to feces. 
- A decoction of leaves and roots (prepared separately or in combination) can help cure headaches, ringworm, and chickenpox. 
- The fruit is known to cure hangovers and prickly heat. You can also use the pickled fruit for hangover just take one piece of the pickled fruit, steam in water and serve. 
- The fruit has also been used to treat sore eyes. 
- The star fruit is given to nursing mothers as it is commonly believed to stimulate the flow of milk.

Tips for Growing Star fruit:

Fertilize: 4 to 5 times a year with balanced liquid fertilizer or use a slow release granular fertilizer several times during the growing season.

Water: Star Fruit does well with regular watering. Additional watering is not needed during the rainy season.

Light: Plant in full sun. Trees will do better in an area that is protected or sheltered from the wind.

Soil: Carambola are not too particular of soil of types, but grow faster and produce more fruit in a soil with more organic matter. Needs good drainage and does not like wet feet.

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