Advantages And Disadvantages Of Carambola

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Balimbing The carambola (Averrhoa carambola) or balimbing (local name in the Philippines) has been developed in Malaysia and Southeast Asia for a long time and is believed to have begun and originated in Moluccas and Ceylon. In the areas of Taiwan, India, Fukien, Kuangtung and Kuangsi in Southern China it is commonly grown. This carambola tree is fairly prominent in the Philippines, Australia, Queensland, and respectably in a portion of the South Pacific islands especially in Guam, Tahiti, Hawaii, Netherlands New Guinea and New Caledonia.

In particular as to its preferable soil, the carambola tree will grow faster and bear more heavily in rich loam. It needs good drainage too because it cannot stand when flooding. Moreover, it does well on sand, heavy clay or limestone. However, it is often chlorotic on limestone (Manda et al., 2012).
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(6 m) but it is considered if the trees are on good soil not less than 30 ft. (9 m). Moderate irrigation is highly desirable for carambola trees that are growing during dry seasons. During blooming season, heavy rains interfere with its pollination and fruit production. It is necessary to ensure cross-pollination to obtain highest yields by means of interplanting carambola tree at different strains. Climate conditions on the other hand represent a significant part of its regular changeability. In addition, the carambola tree needs moisture for best performance and ideally rainfall should be fairly evenly distributed all the year. In Australia, when yearly rainfall is 70 in (180 cm) or to some degree more it is asserted that carambola fruit quality and flavor are its best. As for the organic products actually tumble to the ground when completely ready for marketing and shipping, carambola fruit should be hand-picked while pale-green with just touch of yellow (Singhal,

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