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The fruit has distinctive ridges running down its sides – in cross-section it resembles a star.  The entire fruit is edible; it does not need to be peeled.  The skin is smooth and waxy and turns a light to dark yellow when ripe.  The flesh is translucent and light yellow to yellow in color.  They can contain seeds.  They have a consistency similar to that of a grape.

Growing Area 
Florida
Handling and Storage
Look for fruit with brown ridges that feel firm.  They have been described as tasting like a mix of apples, pears and citrus fruits.
Varieties
Sweet; Sour
Common Names 
Carambola
Availability 
Year round from hot houses; Summer – June – August

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