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Doug

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Growing Carambola tree in a pot?
« 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.

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Re: Growing Carambola tree in a pot?
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Growing Carambola tree in a pot?
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Growing Carambola tree in a pot?
« Reply #3 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

 

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