Most of Brooks Tropicals’ starfruit recipes suggest using a medium-sized Florida fruit which is about 4 1/2 inches long. It should easily fit in the palm of your hand.
For recipes that highlight starfruit slices, you can guage how many slices each starfruit will provide. All you need to know is how thick or thin the slice should be.
But starfruit can also vary in width. Knowing how you intend to use it will help in your selection.
Go large when the starfruit will be intended to perch on a drink or be the main topper on a dish.
Go small, if you’re grouping starfruit slices on top of a casserole or on the bottom of an upside down cake.