Bilimbi Tree, 2-3 feet tall, Container from Florida

Bilimbi Tree, 2-3 feet tall, Container from Florida

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Description
  • The Bilimbi is a close relative to the Carambola, but they are always extremely sour
  • The fruit is commonly used in Indian cooking and it is added to curries in the Far East

  • Relish and chutney are common uses for the fresh fruit throughout Latin America
  • There are many medicinal uses for the leaves, including the relief of coughing, inflammation and fever
  • The trees are prolific producers and will fruit at just 1-2 years of age
  • Approximate height: 2-3 Feet
  • Average age of tree in 2 gal container: 6 months
How big is this tree?

The info below are our standard sizes. Subject to change without notice.

 Tree Height*Container Size Box (inches)Months in 
Nursery
 1-2 feet1 Gallon - 6" tall 6x6x24 6 
 2-3 feet 2 Gallon - 8" tall 9x9x36 6-12
 3 feet3 Gallon - 10" tall 10x10x36 6-12 
 3-4 feet 7 Gallon - 12" tall  12x12x48 12+ 

* Tree height includes the container. Sizes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

How long before this tree can produce fruit?

This depends on the type of tree and the propagation method used to produce the tree. Below is general information regarding the time it takes for your tree to produce fruit.  

GRAFTED TREES

They typically produce fruit in 1-2 years. They are copies of matured trees.

AIR LAYERED TREES

They typically produce fruit in 1-2 years. They are copies of matured trees.

TREES PROPAGATED BY CUTTINGS

They typically produce fruit in 1-2 years. They are copies of matured trees

TREES PROPAGATED BY SEEDLINGS

They typically produce fruit in 6-7 years. There are many exceptions to this rule. For example: Papaya: 1-2 years, Sugar Apple: 1-2 years, Custard Apple: 1-2 years, Soursop: 1-2 years

Do we offer FREE Shipping?

We are currently offering FREE SHIPPING to customers in certain states, with a minimum purchase requirement. Please use our check out to see the shipping options available to you. 

Free shipping IS NOT available for other locations at the moment, as we have recently experience significant increases in labor, shipping and packing costs. 

We have negotiated a deep discounted rate with FedEx ground or FedEx Express. 

For customers in Hawaii and  Alaska and other territories under the control of the United States, but not part of the contiguous United States, the only shipping method available is FedEx Express Service. 

Our trees are shipped in carton boxes. The preferred shipping carrier is: FedEx Home Delivery / Ground / Express

Do we ship our trees to California?

Yes. Our nursery is certifided to ship trees to California. We cannot ship citrus trees to CA, as it is NOT permitted by USDA regulations. 

How do we ship our trees?

We ship our trees using custom-made carton boxes. Our trees typically ship via FedEx ground. Depending on your destination, it can take 2-7 days for your tree to arrive. 99% of the time, the trees arrive alive to their final destination. Our trees are shipped in a container with soil.

Can I grow this tree in a container?

Most fruit trees can be grown in a container.  Follow the recommendations below... 

  1. Start small with a tree in a 3 or 7 gallon container 
  2. Every 6-10 months transplant the tree to a higher capacity container 
  3. The ideal container size to grow fruit trees is 10-15 gallons, so you can move it indoors during the winter months, if necessary 
  4. Make sure your container has draining  holes on the bottom of the container, so that any excess water can drain
How to plant this tree on the ground...

Follow the simple instructions below to plant your tree on the ground... 

  1. Choose a sunny area for planting with about 15 feet radius of clear space 
  2. Dig a hole on the ground... twice the height of the container, if possible 
  3. Do not mix any potting soil, manure, fertilizer or anything with the soil when you plant
  4. Take the tree out of the container by laying in the side and slipping the container off, if may be necessary to push and tap the bottom of the plastic container 
  5. It is usually necessary to put some of the removed dirt back into the hole
  6. Bury the root ball so the soil level is the same as it was in the container 
  7. Leave a mound around the tree for form a basin, fill with water, washing the soil into any empty pockets around the root ball
  8. Now is the time to fertilize. Be extra careful because trees are very susceptible to burning with excessive fertilizing
  9. Recommended fertilizer: 8-3-9 (or similar), with manganese, iron and zinc. Scatter one level tablespoon per foot of tree height (do not apply fertilizer if the tree is flowering or during cold spells of temperature below 60 degrees)
  10. You can spread mulch around the base of the tree, but leave the trunk area uncovered so the tree can breath. Mulch helps to retain humidity
When will this tree be available again?

If this tree is SOLD OUT,  it will probably be available again in June or July.  Please click on the EMAIL ME WHEN AVAILABLE link, so you can be notified via email when the tree is back in stock. Thanks for your interest. 

What is the warranty on this tree?

Our warranty only covers the tree arriving alive and in fair condition. If you receive your tree in a condition in which the tree may not survive, please take a few pictures and submit them via email to our address: service@everglades.farm. Please do this within 48 hours or receiving your tree. We will review your email and get back to you within a few days. Remember to Keep the box in case we ask you to ship the plant back to us. Our warranty does not apply once you have planted the tree on the ground. 

Can I get a picture of the tree?

We get a lot of requests for pictures. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate this request, as we stock over 10,000 trees in different sizes. Completing the task of sending a picture of a specific tree to a customer can take 1-2 hours per request. And this same tree can be sold the very same day to another customer. Fortunately, our web site has pictures of most of our trees, which are remarkably like the actual tree that you will receive.

What fertilizer is recommended?

We recommend granular fertilizer for most of the tropical fruit trees.
You can purchase the fertilizer on our website thru the link below...

Fertilizer for Fruit Trees Granular N-P-K- with Micronutrients Fersol, 1 Pound Bag

  • Fersol 10-10-10 is formulated to boost growth of tropical fruit trees
    This total package of N-P-K along with key micronutrients matches the needs of your plants over the growth cycle
  • Superior control and dependable nutrient release for the most effective feeding to grow strong healthy plants
  • Last up to 60 days. Sprinkled on top of potting medium. Application rates on package label
  • Great for orchids, bromeliads, nursery, foliage, bedding plant, potted plants, and landscape plants
  • Application 3 GAL Containers: Scatter 1/4 pound of fertilizer around the tree 4-6 times per year (do not apply during winter, or when tree is flowering)
    Application for trees planted on ground: Small trees: 1-2 pounds. Larger trees: 2-3 pounds around the tree and away from the trunk, 4-6 times per year
  • (do not apply during winter, or when tree is flowering)
    May also be applied by foliar sprays