Carambola Varieties



From the Horticultural Sciences Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida


Carambola Varieties Under South Florida Conditions


'Arkins' 'B-2' 'B-10'
Fig. 1
'Arkins'
Fig. 2
'B-2'
Fig. 3
'B-10'
'B-17' Dah Pon' 'Demak'
Fig. 4
'B-17'
Fig. 5
'Dah Pon'
Fig. 6
'Demak'
'Fuang Tun' 'Golden Star2' 'Hew #1'
Fig. 7
'Fwang Tung'
Fig. 8
'Golden Star'
Fig. 9
'Hew #1'
'Kajang' 'Kary' 'Shri Kanbangan'
Fig. 10
'Kajang'
Fig. 11
'Kary'
Fig. 12
'Sri Kambangan'
'Team Ma' 'Wubentou'
Fig. 13
'Team Ma'
Fig. 14
'Wubuntu'



Variety Origin Size1 Sweetness2 Color3 Comments  Rec.4
Arkin Florida M-L S Y-DY-O Good quality and flavor Y
B-2 Malaysia M-L S W-LY Fair quality and flavor N
B-10 Malaysia M-L S Y-DY-O Good quality and flavor. Needs cross pollination N
B-16 Malaysia M-L S Y Fair quality and flavor N
B-17 Malaysia M-L S Y-DY-O Good quality and flavor. Needs cross pollination N
Cheng Chui Taiwan S-M I W-LY Poor quality and flavor N
Dah Pon Taiwan M-L I W-LY Poor quality and flavor N
Demak Indonesia M-L S Y Poor quality and bitter aftertaste N
Erlin Taiwan S-M I W-LY Poor quality and flavor N
Fwang Tung Thailand M-L S W-LY Very good flavor Y
Golden Star Florida M-L T Y-DY-O Tart unless picked fully ripe N
Hew-1 Malaysia M-L S Y Whitish spots on fruit, good flavor N
Kajang Hawaii M-L S Y-DY-O Good quality and flavor Y
Kary Hawaii M-L S Y-DY-O Very good quality and flavor Y
Lara Florida M-L S Y-DY-O Good quality and flavor Y
Maha Malaysia M-L I W-LY Poor quality and flavor N
Miss Taiwan S-M I W-LY Poor quality and flavor N
Newcomb Florida M-L T Y-DY Tart
Pasi Taiwan S-M I W-LY Poor quality and flavor N
Sri Kembangan Malaysia L S Y-DY-O Good quality and flavor Y
Star King Florida M-L T Y-DY Tart N
Team Ma Taiwan M-L I Y Poor quality and flavor N
Thayer Florida M-L T Y-DY Poor quality and flavor N
Waiwei Taiwan S-M I W-LY Poor quality and flavor N
Wubentou Taiwan S-M I W-LY Poor quality and flavor N

1 S, small; M, medium; L, large.
2 S, sweet; I, insipid; T, tart.
3 Y, yellow; LY, light yellow; DY, dark yellow; O, orange.
4 Rec., recommendation for planting in the home landscape; Y, yes; N, no.


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Bibliography

1 Crane, Jonathan, H. "Carambola Growing in the Florida Home Landscape." edis.ifas.ufl.edu. This document is HS12, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Publication date Apr. 1994.  Revised Nov. 2016. Web. 21 Apr. 2017.

Photographs

Fig. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13 Starfruit Collection. N.d. ars.usda.gov. USDA Agricultural Research Service. Web. 30 Sept. 2014.
Fig. 8,14 Maguire, Ian. 'Golden Star' and 'Wubuntu'. 2000. trec.ifas.ufl.edu. From the Tropical Fruit Photography Picture Archive. Web. 30 Sept. 2014.

Published 28 Jan. 2014 LR. Last update 21 Apr. 2017 LR
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