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Star fruit

Star fruit / Carambola (Averrhoa carambola) belonging to the Oxalidaceae family is native to Indonesia. It is called star fruit as the cross section is star shaped. It is a small evergreen tree with drooping branches and bears attractive golden yellow fruits. The carambola fruits are oval elliptic ,3-5 ribbed with a juicy acidic pulp. They contain oxalic acid. The fruit is a good source of vitamin A,B and C and iron. Brassware can be cleaned using the pulp of immature fruits. Carambola prefers a warm moist climate and can be grown up to 1200m elevation. It can grow in any type of soil with good drainage but deep rich    soils are preferable


List of references:
Handbook of Horticulture , Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Pusa, New Delhi, 2009, pages 109-399
Crop Production Techniques of Horticultural Crops, Directorate of Horticulture and Plantation Crops Chepauk, Chennai - 600 005 & Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore - 641 003, 2004, pages 1-31
K. Manibhusan Rao, (1990) Textbook of Horticulture, Macmillan India Limited, New Delhi 110002 pages 248-258