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Carambola Carambola, Averrha carambola, is commonly referred to as star fruit. The carambola tree is a native of Celon and the Moluccas. Today, it grows in tropical and sub tropical climates. The tree grows between 20 and 33 feet high. It produces sweet smelling pink, or purplish flowers. The fruit of the tree is between 2 and 5 inches long, 1 to 2-1/2 inches in diameter, and 3 to 4 oz in weight. It has five prominent ribs, that run the entire length of the fruit. When sl