3 Full-sized Balimbing In One Cluster

3 Full-sized Balimbing In One Cluster

One very satisfying experience you can have when you wake up in the morning is to pick some ripening fruits from your own trees. That’s exactly what we felt this morning (March 6, 2018) when we harvested a cluster of three full-sized balimbing (a.k.a. Carambola, Star Fruit) from our three-year-old tree growing in a medium-size rubberized container.

3 Full-sized Balimbing In One Cluster
Zac B. Sarian and the cluster of 3 full-sized balimbing fruits from a tree grown in a medium-size rubberized container.
3 Full-sized Balimbing In One Cluster
Close up view of the fruit cluster.

The fruits are sweet and juicy with very mild acidity. For many years now, we have been growing balimbing trees in containers and so many of our customers have done the same. We have two varieties we grow in our farm in Teresa, Rizal, both of which bear big fruits that are very nice to eat.

What is so good about balimbing is that it is so adaptable to container planting. Grafted planting materials will bear fruit as early as one year after planting. Provide a growing medium that is rich in organic matter that is well drained and then regularly fertilized with vermicast and inorganic complete (14-14-14) fertilizer.

3 Full-sized Balimbing In One Cluster
Fruiting three-year-old balimbing in a rubberized container.
3 Full-sized Balimbing In One Cluster
The fruits are bagged with cloth bags to protect them from fruit flies.

When fruits develop, they should be bagged with paper or cloth bags to protect them from fruit flies.

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9 thoughts on “3 Full-sized Balimbing In One Cluster

  1. Beautiful balimbing. I would like to grow one too. May I ask, you said the potting medium shld be well drained organic soil. But have to regularly fertilize with inorganic fertilizer? I thought it shld also be organic fertilizer. Also, what do you mean fertilize regularly? How often? Planning to go to your farm next month. Tks

    1. We sell only grafter planting materials that will usually bear fruit in one year. Price is P250 each up, depending on size. We also have fruiting size in medium-size container, 6 ft tall up.

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