Blimbi Tree Cucumber

Averrhoa bilimbi

Rated 5/5 based on 3 reviews.
$25.00
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Bilimbi and its relative, the starfruit, are the only edible fruits in the Averrhoa genus. When fruiting, the tree is a specimen to behold. Its trunk proliferates with small lime-green fruits. Popping purple, bright mauve, and neon yellow, orchid-like f

Blimbi is a tropical tree popular in SE Asia for it's medicinal properties. Leaves can be used for swelling and itch whereas fruits are used in a drink or pickled. Fruits are generally considered too bitter to eat but can be added to curries.

Frost sensitive when young

(5500)

Growing Conditions well drained rich soil tropical frost free
Max Size 20m can be pruned
Origin India
Temperature Tropical
SKU 5500

Happy with product

By: on 18 December 2016
Love the plants, arrived with good conditions. Sure will order more from here :)
(5)

Blimbi in Brisbane

By: on 11 March 2016
Finally found a Blimbi tree, have been looking for ages. Good sized seedling. Will see how they go in Brisbane. Arrived promptly after ordering. This is not a biggie but the tree wasn't professionally packaged. It was packaged well enough that it would not have been damaged in transit, just not professionally. Thinking about it maybe that's a plus. Finally the price was right, cheap. Thanks El Arish.
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elarishtropicalexotics.com Response
Hi Ross, We take pride in how we package our plants for shipping. Each plant is dipped in a kelp solution and then wrapped in moist shredded newspaper, tagged and carefully bagged to keep moisture from escaping. We then foliar spray with a special blend of nutrients to make sure your plants are happy and healthy during transport. Our spa treatment minimizes the shock of being barerooted and transported. We are committed to shipping healthy plants, we don't believe in fancy packaging and lots of print outs that end up costing our customers more money. The majority of our packaging is biodegradable or recycled including boxes, shredded newspaper and bags. We minimize printing by making information available online where it can be accessed whenever, where ever you need it. I hope this explains why our packaging isn't very slick. Good luck with your Blimbi, we hope it grows really well for you.

Blimbi Tree Cucumber

By: on 26 December 2015
Very happy to finally found this plant which I have been searching for for 35 years in Australia. Good size seedlings.
(5)

elarishtropicalexotics.com Response
Thank you for the feedback. I'm not sure why more people don't grow them. Please let us know how they grow for you!!

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