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Tropical Fruit => Tropical Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: Doug on August 23, 2018, 06:10:11 PM

Title: Growing Carambola tree in a pot?
Post by: Doug on August 23, 2018, 06:10:11 PM

It seems we have way too much rain here for growing Carambolas. I know they can be grown in large planters, but what does it do to the tree? Smaller tree? Fruit quality? Etc.
Title: Re: Growing Carambola tree in a pot?
Post by: lebmung on August 24, 2018, 07:23:59 AM
Yes you can grow them in pots, make sure the container is big enough like 50-100 liters.
You will also need to prune the roots every 3 years and change some soil. Also keep in mind they are heavy feeders, fast growers and thirsty, sometimes comparable with bananas in pots.
Here is mine in a 50L pot, and it needs shelter at -18 C during the winter.
(https://scontent.fotp3-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38752987_1986531921369291_9164710020611309568_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=e0b329d622d00177109594ceb94f9276&oe=5C07E147)
Title: Re: Growing Carambola tree in a pot?
Post by: Mango Stein on August 24, 2018, 09:35:45 PM
and it needs shelter at -18 C during the winter.
understatement of the century  :D

But I am convinced I have finally pinned down the flavor of carambola. It is a fruit version of Brussel sprouts.
Title: Re: Growing Carambola tree in a pot?
Post by: Zpusher on August 24, 2018, 09:45:05 PM

But I am convinced I have finally pinned down the flavor of carambola. It is a fruit version of Brussel sprouts.
That's so weird but it's a really accurate description of some of the carambola I've tasted! Lol