Thursday, October 21, 2010
So far our carambola tree has needed little love other than a warm sunny spot to love and ample amounts of water during the dry season. These trees tell you they are not happy when the leaves turn yellow. Generally this indicates too much water or not enough. We purchased two of the trees ($25 each which is amazing for such a productive fruit tree) and gave one to our friends in Miami as a housewarming gift. Their's instantly started producing and has ever since (Zone 11). Ours was a little stunted due to the amount of freeze temperatures we had this past winter (Zone 9/10 border) but since we moved it to a sunny location and gave it some drip irrigation is is blooming like crazy. Do yourself a favor and if you are located in Florida get yourself a Carambola!