Carambola - Starfruit
This page has information for commercial carambola growers in the Northern Territory (NT).
Carambola is also known as all of the following:
- star fruit
- five-corner fruit
- Yang Tao.
It produces fruit year round in the Top End, generally under a netting system to protect the fruit from birds.
Carambola prefer well drained soil and can be grown as trees or shaped along a trellis for ease of management and harvesting.
For information about growing, marketing and using carambol, read the following Agnotes and information sheets:
- carambola - general information
- carambola growing and marketing - Agnote
- carambola characteristics and cultivars - Agnote .
Pest and disease management
Several pests and diseases affect carambola - birds such as sulphur crested cockatoo, fruit fly, fruit piercing moths, Cercospora and Cephaleuros virescens leaf spot and Cladosporium sp. on flowers.
Visit the Northern Territory Insects Database to identify an insect pest and the damage it can cause.
Search the online publication library to find the results of research regarding carambola.
For general horticulture advice and information, read general advice for fruit and vegetable growers.
For information about the tropical fruit industry visit the NT Farmers website.
Last updated: 19 January 2018