Starfruit (Carambola averrhoa)
This listing is for FIVE (5) Starfruit SEEDS grown in our Haiku, Maui garden..
Our small Starfruit tree has been tucked away in a sheltered location at the back of our orchard for 25+ years now. It seems very happy with the wind block created by the other trees. One small tree produces fruit several times a year, much more than one family can eat.
We ship these fresh seeds wet packed in damp paper toweling inside a sealed plastic baggie. We suggest observing your wet packed seeds germinate indoors inside the baggie that they will arrive in. Once you have observed your seeds germinate you can plant them in containers of good potting soil.
The key to keeping seedlings alive is 75-85 degree temps., bright but not direct light needed, and never letting them dry out. A water bottle on 'spray' or 'mist' mode a few times a day will keep your seedlings alive.
Please plan on researching how to grow this wonderful tasting and looking tropical fruit in your specific area. ****written growing instructions are not offered with or after you receive your fresh Maui seeds safely*****
The pretty purple Starfruit blossoms quickly form into unique ridged football shaped fruits. The flowers can be used as garnish in salads and the Starfruit itself is fun to cut sideways into thin slices so that you can admire their unique star shape. Try garnishing a drink with a slice of Starfruit instead of a lemon wedge. Children seem to like to eat the fruit whole, perfect for 'out of hand' eating, like an apple.A
A photo of a local hot sauce company (Maui Preserved) shows one of their small batches of unique made on Maui sauces (shown). We are neighbors with this company at the Maui Upcountry Farmer's Market and we are thrilled to see our Starfruit fruit go into one of their wonderful Maui grown + made creations.
All photos copyright Tamara Bockius/MauiSeeds.com
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