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Mugenia

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Where Can I Find Sour Averrhoa Carambola?
« on: October 05, 2017, 04:01:14 AM »
To All My Tropical Fruit Extraordinaire/Expert,

Where can I find sour version of Averrhoa carambola, starfruit? My dad loves sour starfruit for Asian fish sour soup, but can't find it anywhere. I am wondering if any of y'all experts knows where to find it.

Thanks!
« Last Edit: October 05, 2017, 04:03:26 AM by Mugenia »

Chandramohan

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Re: Where Can I Find Sour Averrhoa Carambola?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 08:05:41 AM »
You can use Averrhoa bilimbi instead.

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Re: Where Can I Find Sour Averrhoa Carambola?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 09:32:12 AM »
Green ones might be sour enough. Sour ones in most areas seem to be seedlings and no doubt are at risk of experiencing the business end of an axe. A tree in a park near a few suburbs away from my place has bright orange fruit but were more sour than a bilimbi and I haven't been back there for years and wonder if the tree is still there.

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Re: Where Can I Find Sour Averrhoa Carambola?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 10:40:44 AM »
California Rare Fruit Growers association (of Southern California) is the BEST place for you to get what you want. A membership may land you in an appropriate (sour type) well rooted plant for a 'song'! Please try to browse their net. Triphal

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Re: Where Can I Find Sour Averrhoa Carambola?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2017, 08:20:05 PM »
Mike T is correct, pick the fruit when it is green and you will have your sour fruit.

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Re: Where Can I Find Sour Averrhoa Carambola?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2017, 09:17:37 PM »
Not taste the same.

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Re: Where Can I Find Sour Averrhoa Carambola?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2017, 10:44:34 PM »
Not taste the same.
I disagree, I don't like the sweet star fruit and when I pick the fruit I pick the
under ripe ones with green for the tart flavor. The more green edges the better.

 

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