Texas approves our carambola protocol

Several months ago, Brooks Tropicals embarked on a program to ship carambola or starfruit to Texas, California and other states that block shipments due to concerns about the Caribbean fruit fly.

Brooks has worked with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service to achieve approval for our procedure. Our starfruit is clear to ship into the Lone Star state.

Although Brooks and the state of Florida are fairly confident that carambola is not a preferred host of Caribbean fruit fly, we were eager to work with the state of Texas to work out any concerns.