Balimbing Should Be Grown Commercially in the Philippines

Balimbing Should Be Grown Commercially in the Philippines
Balimbing Should Be Grown Commercially in the Philippines
Danny Banzuela with fruiting seedless balimbing in a container.
Balimbing Should Be Grown Commercially in the Philippines
Our harvest of Balimbing for breakfast.

JUDGING from our own informal survey, somebody ought to produce balimbing  commercially. This is the tree botanically known as Averrhoa carambola, also called Star Fruit because when you slice the fruit crosswise, the slices look like stars.We ourselves like to eat the crunchy and juicy slices of fruits that are starting to become yellow. When we brought some for tasting by our officemates, they said somebody should really produce this fruit and make it available in the supermarkets like they do in Bangkok and in Taiwan.It is not only good for commercial growers to grow this. Hobbyists can grow them in containers for the production of fruits for their own consumption. Grafted trees will bear fruit even if they are only two to three feet tall. In big rubberized containers, they will grow several feet tall and will produce a lot of fruits.Fruitflies love to infest the ripening fruits but this problem can be solved by bagging the fruits with cloth bags just like what we do in our farm.

Balimbing Should Be Grown Commercially in the Philippines
Sliced crosswise, the slices look like stars.
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6 thoughts on “Balimbing Should Be Grown Commercially in the Philippines

  1. Hi sir zac, will you also visit AANI weekend market at Taguig? Taga Alabang pa po kasi ako, and i like to try your rare fruits

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