Scientific name: Averrhoa bilimbi
Common name: Belimbing, Bilimbi, Cucumber Tree, Tree Sorrel
Belimbing is a fruit-bearing tree of the genus Averrhoa, family Oxalidaceae. It is a close relative of carambola tree. Its trunk is short and quickly divides up into ramifications. Belimbing leaves, 3-6cm long, are alternate, imparipinnate and cluster at branch extremities. There are around 11 to 37 alternate or subopposite oblong leaflets. The leaves are quite similar to those of the Otaheite gooseberry.
The fruits are eaten either raw or dipped on rock salt. It can be either curried or added as a souring agent for the common Filipino dish sinigang. The uncooked Belimbing is prepared as relish and served with rice and beans in Costa Rica. In the Far East, where the tree originated, it is sometimes added to curry. Belimbing juice (with a pH of about 4.47) is made into a cooling beverage. In Indonesia, it is added to some dishes, substituting for tamarind or tomato.
Reference made from Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Averrhoa_bilimbi
Light: Full sunlight.
Water: Water when the soil feels dry to the touch.
Fertiliser: Feed with organic pellets fertiliser once a month.
Pot model: TC Conical Pot
Pot colour: Terracotta
Pot type: Clay pot with drainage hole
Pot size: Ø31cm x H27cm
Plant size: Vary in sizes
* Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual plant colour, type, size and arrangement may differ from photo.
* Plant may not come with any fruits or flower buds due to seasonal.