Care for Star Fruit Trees

It's been in Asia for centuries, wild fruit trees to create a single point of contact for the gardens. The five-pointed star-shaped fruit can be eaten by a tree or use a variety of dessert recipes. As a tropical tree, grows best in zones 10-11. Make sure that the tree planted in full sun with good drainage. Country, a series of pH greater than 7 is the tree of due process. Caring makes the fruit crops, Star is a rich field of interest.

Make sure your carambola trees for symptoms of a high pH, ​​because the tree can not absorb the nutrients to reach more than 7. Look for small white linen and heavy silence. Create a routine test of soil pH on the ground. You can save a pH soil test for your gardening supplies. Dig a hole 6 inches in order to collect samples and send to the laboratory at your disposal. Wait for the results and add lime to acidic soils and sulfur to alkaline soils.

Water newly planted trees once a week throughout the year to help a strong root system. Give them the depth of irrigation by slowly releasing water to hold your line. For trees more than a year of water regularly during the growing season to harvest.

Fertilize young trees every 30 to 60 days with 1 / 2 pounds of fertilizer. Use a fertilizer with a quantity (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) NPK 6-2-6.

Remove any grass that grows in five meters of the tribe. The plants can not compete with grass and other nutrients in the soil. The health of star fruit trees suffer when exposed to artificial turf. Keep a 2-inch layer of mulch around the tree.

Prune young trees sprouts from 1 to 2 years with more than 3 feet of growth, very thick. Cut a 45 degree angle to the bottom quarter inch of a button, which grows healthy. Central leadership, choosing a sound button and vertical cuts in all branches of the vertical competition.


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