Averrhoa carambola


Averrhoa carambola live in tropical climates, but they have adapted to sub-tropical environments as well.  Mature Averrhoa carambola can tolerate temperatures as low as   -2.78ºC for a short period of time.



Averrhoa carambola optimal soil medium is a think layer of rich loam, but it also has also adapted to several other  soil mediums. Star Fruit  tree's have been able to grow on think layers of  limestone, sand, and even clay.


http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1999/of99-168/Trhl-Hyd_Limestone.jpg   http://www.nps.gov/deva/naturescience/images/sand-waves_4.gif   http://www.tn.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/soils/pictures/Cannon%20Talbott.jpgLimestone                         Sand                              Clay



Star fruit trees originated at relatively low elevations, but have adapted to thrive in elevations of up to 1,200m, as seen in Asia