Belimbing (Averrhoa bilimbi)

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GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Averrhoa bilimbi is a fruit-bearing tree of the genus Averrhoa, family Oxalidaceae.
  • It is a close relative of the carambola tree.
  • Bilimbi has been widely used in traditional medicine for cough, cold, itches, acne, boils, rheumatism, scurvy, syphilis, diabetes, whooping cough, and hypertension in tropical Asia.
  • Leaves are used externally to prevent itching in Thailand.
  • They can also be used to cure syphilis when taken internally fresh or fermented.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • It does best in rich, moist, but well-drained soil, it grows and fruits quite well on sand or limestone.

FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • It is recommended that you fertilize at the same time as you water using a time-released fertilizer 8-3-9 or similar to help your Averrhoa Bilimbi Trees grow and produce a substantial crop.
  • These trees are moderate feeders and may require multiple feeding during the growing season.
  • It is important to follow the fertilizers labeled instructions as to not burn or kill the tree.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • It prefers bright light and direct sun.
  • If possible 12 hours of bright sunlight is best for growth and fruit production though we have gotten remarkable results growing these trees in 30% shade year-round.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • Moderate Water.
  • Cannot stand flooding and needs good drainage.

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