Kamrak Starfruit is native to the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, and Seychelles.
The plant is a small to medium-sized tree that produces a juicy tropical fruit. The flavor combines those of the apple, grape, and citrus and is crisp in texture. The fruit can be eaten fresh and is often used in salads and as a garnish due to its unique star shape. Star Fruit is a juicy tropical fruit with a delicious tart flavor. The yellow fruit is 3-4? long with a waxy skin and 5 prominent ridges. A cross-section of the cut fruit looks like a 5-pointed star.
Arkin is the most commonly grown variety due to its sweeter flavor.
Varies with the variety, but Carambola trees range from about 12 to 30 feet tall. They are a smaller tree perfect for the average homeowner's yard.
Kamrak Starfruit plant is a plant to easy care for. Starfruit does well with regular watering. Additional watering is not needed during the rainy season.
High temperatures bring out the best in Star Fruit plants. The Kamrak starfruit's older trees are tolerant of frost, but their growth stops at 12 to 15 degree C.
The plant is not too particular about the type of soil, but grows faster and produces more fruit in a soil with more organic matter. Needs good drainage and does not like wet feet
Plant in full sun. The plant will do better in an area that is protected or sheltered from the wind.
The plant needs to be fertilized 4-5 times a year with balanced liquid fertilizer or use a slow release granular fertilizer several times during the growing season.
The Kamarka Starfruit plants have an upward growth habit. Generally, these plants are planted in the ground are pruned hard every year or two to maintain a manageable fruiting height.