Averrhoa carambola

The fruit is about 2 to 6 inches (5.1 to 15.2 cm) in length and is an oval shape. It usually has five prominent longitudinal ridges, but in rare instances it can have as few as four or as many as eight. In cross section, it resembles a star. The skin is thin, smooth, and waxy and turns a light to dark yellow when ripe. The flesh is translucent and light yellow to yellow in color. Each fruit can have 10 to 12 flat light brown seeds about 0.25 to 0.5 in (0.64 to 1.27 cm) in width and enclosed in gelatinous aril. Once removed from the fruit, they lose viability within a few days.