My Star Fruit Carambola Tree is growing below the graft line? Should I keep the tree?

Most of our Star Fruit Carambola Fruit Trees are grafted into the Golden Star Variety.
This means that the seedling (rootstock) used is the Golden Star Variety.

The Golden Star Star Fruit flavor is not as sweet as the Kary or Arkin varieties. The flavor of the fruit is considered somewhat sour.

In case that your Star Fruit has died above the original graft line, and the new growth is coming below the graft line, this means that the
surviving carambola tree is most likely of the Golden Star Variety, which will not produce the sweet fruit that you expect, but rather the more sour Golden Star Fruit.

Updated on: 04/12/2023

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