used to grow starfruit in the tropics, and while it is a good fruit tree to have, personally would prefer to grow a juju tree over starfruit in a heart beat, if were to choose between the two. Wouldn’t blame you for keeping your starfruit, though, as a good starfruit is quite refreshing, and also attractive when sliced up for salads.
if you do change your mind, and if you might have some room, for san diego it would be easy to ‘contain’ a juju tree at 8’x8’ piece of land with strategic pruning.
you may even grow them like tomatoes with severe strategic pruning.
lots! the mediocre jujus which you got to try from asian stores are probably that of the cultivar li(one of our favorites), but when growing them in dry and warm so cal(as with las vegas), fruits are big on first crops, but awful in taste and texture. It would be best to prevent them from producing mature fruits until october or even november. In warm regions, fruit quality radically improves with many jujus with ‘delayed gratification’. If you are not big on pruning, you could grow honey jar and other jujus which don’t seem to be affected by heat, even when ripened at 115F.
At any rate, just say when