Carob pods arranged by seed pods and leaf

(1/10) Carob pods arranged by seed pods and leaf

Growing Carob Trees in Australia

(2/10) Growing Carob Trees in Australia

Carob Fruiting in it's pot already. This is a plant growing at Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery showing how they can fruit even when tiny

(3/10) Carob Fruiting in it's pot already. This is a plant growing at Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery showing how they can fruit even when tiny

Carobs picked by Carla

(4/10) Carobs picked by Carla

Carob Pods

(5/10) Carob Pods By Petr Kratochvil [CC0 1.0] (Photo Credits)

Carob pods hanging off a carob tree

(6/10) Carob pods hanging off a carob tree By Chixoy [CC BY-SA 3.0] (Photo Credits)

A 5 year old grafted Clifford Tree

(7/10) A 5 year old grafted Clifford Tree

Carob - Clifford For Sale

(8/10) Carob - Clifford For Sale

Leaf of the Carob - Clifford

(9/10) Leaf of the Carob - Clifford

Grated Carob Clifford flowering.

(10/10) Grated Carob Clifford flowering.


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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We previously had the most to buy in Dec and Feb. With limited quantities for sale in other months. They are unlikely to be available in Jun and Jul. Special Note: This plant is in the top 25% of plants customers are wanting to know about. It is very unlikely that you will be able to purchase this plant unless you click above to be notified when it is in stock again. Please expect a delay on this item as we notify those who have waited the longest .

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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Carambola Starfruit - Daleys Sweet Gold


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Carob - Clifford Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

10y ago


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

★★ 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. 

★★★★ 14y ago

Kardella, VIC, Australia

Very slow growing

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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