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CAROB

The Pods seeds and fruit of the carob fruit treeBotanical Name: Ceratonia siliqua
Description

This elegant tree is often referred to as "fake chocolate" due to its similarities to cocoa in taste and texture. A Mediterranean tree, favouring arid conditions. Seedlings can be Male, Female, or bisexual. Prefers well drained soil.

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Plant Information or Specifications

Sub Categories (HashTags)

Traditional Mediterranean (#TraditionalMediterranean)

Preferred Climate

Warm Temperate, Arid (Dry)
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

+10m

Plants required to Pollinate

3 Plants (Male and Female)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months

March, April, May, June

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Question & Answer

So this will mean you will send me both a male and female. From: MOUNT EVELYN VIC

It doesn't work like that sorry. You will not know if it is a male or female until it flowers in a few years time. As mentioned in item specifications with this plant variety it is recommend purchasing 3 or more which increases these odds. Odds are better than say a kiwifruit which is strictly male and female because carobs can be male, female or bisexual. #Carob3308

Customer Comments on Carob

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Carob Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

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Quiktaste test : Mediterranean food shops ( eg in Bankstown and Punchbowl )sell Lebanese chopped carob in 1 Kilo bags for $5 for a delicious choco quik taste . test . | R O L F - Bankstown , Sydney, NSW 22-Dec-2005

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Carob seedling :Is good animal food. Carob grafted :Is very sweet Humanimal choco food. | R O L F - Bankstown, N S W 19-Mar-2006

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MALE CAROB : To ' Safet ' from Brisbane - Most carob seedlings are male?And they are the cheapest,at about $10. Or if there is not much space in the garden,then buy a hermaphrodite/bisexual eg 'Clifford'. | Rolflora - Bankstown , Sydney, NSW 18-Dec-2008

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CAUTION : A black soft carob bean pod can be unripe and green inside.So wait until the stem area is black and not green. | Rolflora - Bankstown Sydney, NSW 18-Dec-2008

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I have a hermaphrodite 'Clifford' and a female SFax. Growing since 2007, fruiting after about 5 years. Clifford is edible, sometimes nice. SFax is nice to wonderful. I have a fair few fruit this year. | Petra Kahle - Ashburton, VIC 03-Mar-2016

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To aid in germination, soak seeds in a thermoflask of hot water overnight. | Howard Rose - Bingara, NSW 14-Sep-2016

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I had purchased and planted a cutting grown Sfax and thinking it needed protection I covered it with shade cloth. It never grew at all in the shade. These trees love hot blistering sun. Once I removed the shade cloth it put out new growth in two weeks! | Richard Mang - Vista, California, USA 01-Jan-2017
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Carob

Ce2's Edible Fruits
Update: 2960 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Caesalpiniaceae

Ceratonia siliqua

Carob

E. Mediterranean

Height 6 metres

Growing: In the Ground


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Carob (Grafted) 7/10

EdibleKingdomofKylie1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2484 days 7hrs

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The thought of eating my own chocolate was overwhelming.... Had to put it in and see what happens. The tree is approaching 2 metres and is shooting nicely. Pretty fast growing to date.

Planted: 2010

Height 1.7 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Carob (Seedling) 3/10

John's Edible Fruits
Update: 1816 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Has grown very slowly but very hardy.

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Organic Status:Organic


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Fruitbatty's Edible Fruits
Update: 2963 days 5hrs

Comments: - I'd love to have something exciting to report about the trees I bought last year. The best i can tell you is that they all survived the drought and heatwave Melbourne didn't enjoy last summer. The Lemon Myrtle is now 30 cms tall, and the Carob - on my nature strip - is managing to grow quietly with minimal attention. The Carob and Duffy Feijoa bought for a friend ended up staying in pots for over 6 months. That baby Carob flowered very prettily in its pot, producing dusty pink catkins, though fortunately no fruit. 

Planted: 2008

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground


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Ce2's Edible Fruits
Update: 2960 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Caesalpiniaceae

Ceratonia Siliqua

Carob

Arabia, Somalia, Mediterranean

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground


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Linnie's Edible Fruits
Update: 2730 days 17hrs

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I bought one little plant a few years ago... It is still alive, and it is still little! Because I know it more than likely won't offer up pods without lots more carobs nearby to pollinate it, and then it may well get fungus on the pods because we get too much humidity, I haven't spoilt it very much. One day I will get it some friends, though, to give it a fighting chance... For those who can grow them, I think carob pods are delicious...as well as nutritious. (Fresh pods can sometimes be found the Lebanese Hot NUT type bars/grocery shops.)

Planted: 2007

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mulch, dynamic lifter

Pest Control:

nil

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Carob (Seedling)

Rosalie1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1755 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Bought at Matildas
Planted below the new flat area

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Carob 1/10

Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm5L3lrRmgg's Edible Fruits
Update: 1291 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Lusciously beautifully strong sweet scent in the air, thanks to the flowers, during Summer, up to maybe late March.

Rare edible small pods.

Maybe mainly a male, but is rarely changing to a bisexual/hermaphrodite tree producing very sparse small pods.

Fruiting Months March

Planted: 2005

Height 5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 0.01 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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PaulandLina1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2931 days 22hrs

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just a shame it takes so long to produce pods


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