Carob pods arranged by seed pods and leaf

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Growing Carob Trees in Australia

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Carobs picked by Carla

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Carob Pods

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Carob pods hanging off a carob tree

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A 5 year old grafted Clifford Tree

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Carob - Clifford For Sale

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Leaf of the Carob - Clifford

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Grated Carob Clifford flowering.

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Carob - Clifford

Ceratonia siliqua
Fruit Trees > Temperate Fruit Trees > Carob > Carob - Clifford
This one of the two available self pollinating Hermaphrodite varieties, which makes it a must for all orchards. The medium size beans are of good quality with 50%+ sugar content. An early fruit bearer on young trees. Yields are excellent with irrigation. ... Read More
Other Names: Cliford, Locust Bean, St Johns Bread

$99.00 ($69.00-$119.00 choose a size)

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Specifications of Carob - Clifford

Preferred Climate Warm Temperate, Arid (Dry)Learn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic), Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH), Moderately Alkaline (7.4-8.0)

Fruiting/Harvest Months March, April, May

Fertiliser All Purpose, Compost, Dolomite/Lime

Plant Width 4-6m

Growth Rate Medium

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Carob - Clifford Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

health101orgarticles1
9y ago

STRATHFIELD, NSW, Australia

Over-watering, during Winter, via the automatic irrigation?

Linda2
★★ 13y ago

Kurrajong, NSW, Australia

I would love one of these as I love Chocolate but I am Salicylate Intolerant and not supposed to eat ordinary chocolates but I know I can eat Carob. 

DellaDee1
★★★★ 13y ago

Kardella, VIC, Australia

Very slow growing

R O L F
16y ago

Western Sydney, NSW, Australia

Carob - Clifford

Karob is Kalcium King ,no Kidding ! At the bottom of this page is a graph showing the extremely high Calcium content of Carob. Half a cup has more Calcium ,and Iron, than 1cup of Milk !

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