Averrhoa carambola 5 seeds

2,95

Averrhoa carambola 5 seeds

2,95

Averrhoa carambola is an attractive, small, slow-growing evergreen tree with a short trunk or shrub. The branches are drooping and the wood is white and becomes reddish. [4] It has a bushy shape with many branches producing a wide, round crown. The compound leaves are soft, medium-green, they are spiraled around the branches in an alternative way. The pinnate leaves have a single terminal leaflet and 5 to 11 obliquely opposite leaflets, each leaf is 15–20 cm long, and the 3.8–9 cm long leaflets are oval or ovate-elongated in shape. The uppersides of the leaves are smooth and the undersides are finely pubescent and whitish. The leaflets are reactive to light and tend to collapse at night, they are also prone to abrupt shocks and when shaken tend to be close as well. The lilac, or purple-shot, fluffy, flowers are produced in the axils of the leaves at the end of twigs. The flowers are arranged in small clusters on the tips of the branches, and sometimes larger stems and trunk each cluster is attached to the tree with red stems. The bell-shaped, perfect flowers, are produced in loose panicles that are many-branched with pedicellate flowers, each flower is about 6 mm wide, with 5 petals that have tips bent back. The fruits are showy with an elongated shape: they are longitudinally 5 – to 6-angular and 6.35-15 cm long and up to 9 cm wide. The fruits have thin, waxy skin that is colored orange-yellow. The juicy fruits are yellow inside when ripe and have a crunchy texture and when cut into cross-section are star-shaped. The fruits have an oxalic smell, which varies between the plants from strong to mild, the taste also varies from very sour to slightly sweetish. Each fruit can be up to twelve 6-12.5 mm long seeds, which are flat, thin and brown. Some cultivated forms produce fruits without seeds

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Averrhoa carambola is an attractive, small, slow-growing evergreen tree with a short trunk or shrub. The branches are drooping and the wood is white and becomes reddish. [4] It has a bushy shape with many branches producing a wide, round crown. The compound leaves are soft, medium-green, they are spiraled around the branches in an alternative way. The pinnate leaves have a single terminal leaflet and 5 to 11 obliquely opposite leaflets, each leaf is 15–20 cm long, and the 3.8–9 cm long leaflets are oval or ovate-elongated in shape. The uppersides of the leaves are smooth and the undersides are finely pubescent and whitish. The leaflets are reactive to light and tend to collapse at night, they are also prone to abrupt shocks and when shaken tend to be close as well. The lilac, or purple-shot, fluffy, flowers are produced in the axils of the leaves at the end of twigs. The flowers are arranged in small clusters on the tips of the branches, and sometimes larger stems and trunk each cluster is attached to the tree with red stems. The bell-shaped, perfect flowers, are produced in loose panicles that are many-branched with pedicellate flowers, each flower is about 6 mm wide, with 5 petals that have tips bent back. The fruits are showy with an elongated shape: they are longitudinally 5 – to 6-angular and 6.35-15 cm long and up to 9 cm wide. The fruits have thin, waxy skin that is colored orange-yellow. The juicy fruits are yellow inside when ripe and have a crunchy texture and when cut into cross-section are star-shaped. The fruits have an oxalic smell, which varies between the plants from strong to mild, the taste also varies from very sour to slightly sweetish. Each fruit can be up to twelve 6-12.5 mm long seeds, which are flat, thin and brown. Some cultivated forms produce fruits without seeds

Additional information

Weight 0,0100 kg
USDA zone

Zone 10: -1.1 to + 4.4 degrees

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