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


VarietyOriginSize1Sweetness2Color3Comments Rec.4
ArkinFloridaM-LSY-DY-OGood quality and flavorY
B-2MalaysiaM-LSW-LYFair quality and flavorN
B-10MalaysiaM-LSY-DY-OGood quality and flavor. Needs cross pollinationN
B-16MalaysiaM-LSYFair quality and flavorN
B-17MalaysiaM-LSY-DY-OGood quality and flavor. Needs cross pollinationN
Cheng ChuiTaiwanS-MIW-LYPoor quality and flavorN
Dah PonTaiwanM-LIW-LYPoor quality and flavorN
DemakIndonesiaM-LSYPoor quality and bitter aftertasteN
ErlinTaiwanS-MIW-LYPoor quality and flavorN
Fwang TungThailandM-LSW-LYVery good flavorY
Golden StarFloridaM-LTY-DY-O Tart unless picked fully ripeN
Hew-1MalaysiaM-LSYWhitish spots on fruit, good flavorN
KajangHawaiiM-LSY-DY-OGood quality and flavorY
KaryHawaiiM-LSY-DY-OVery good quality and flavorY
LaraFloridaM-LSY-DY-OGood quality and flavorY
MahaMalaysiaM-LIW-LYPoor quality and flavorN
MissTaiwanS-MIW-LYPoor quality and flavorN
PasiTaiwanS-MIW-LYPoor quality and flavorN
Sri KembanganMalaysiaLSY-DY-OGood quality and flavorY
Star KingFloridaM-LTY-DYTartN
Team MaTaiwanM-LIYPoor quality and flavorN
ThayerFloridaM-LTY-DYPoor quality and flavorN
WaiweiTaiwanS-MIW-LYPoor quality and flavorN
WubentouTaiwanS-MIW-LYPoor quality and flavorN

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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1 Crane, Jonathan, H. "Carambola Growing in the Florida Home Landscape." This document is HS12, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Publication date Ape. 1994. Reviewed July 2013. Web. 30 Sept. 2014.


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

Published 28 Jan. 2014 LR. Last Update 25 Apr. 2016 LR
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