You can grow your favorite Balimbing (Star Fruit) in a container and yet get full-sized fruits. The trick is to grow it in a medium that is rich in organic matter and it should be fertilized with organic as well as complete chemical fertilizer. The beauty about growing the tree in a container is that it is portable and can be transferred to a desired location any time.
There are grafted Balimbing with big fruits that are juicy and sweet. There are those that are just 2.5 feet tall that are already flowering. Some can be had at the Teresa Orchard & Nursery in Teresa, Rizal. (0917-841-5477).