Carob

Ceratonia siliqua

Carob pods arranged with pods seeds and leaf

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.
Other Names: Locust Bean, St Johns Bread

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Specifications of Carob

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

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 3 Plants (Male and Female)Learn about Pollination

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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Carob Reviews & Tips

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Richard Mang
3y ago

Vista, California, USA

Carob

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!

Howard Rose
4y ago

Bingara, NSW, Australia

Carob

To aid in germination, soak seeds in a thermoflask of hot water overnight.

Petra Kahle
4y ago

Ashburton, VIC, Australia

Carob

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.

health101orgarticles1
6y ago

BANKSTOWN NORTH, NSW, Australia

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.

John
8y ago

GRANVILLE, WA, Australia

Has grown very slowly but very hardy.

EdibleKingdomofKylie1
★★★ 9y ago

Victoria Point, QLD, Australia

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.

Tabs
★★★ 10y ago

PEAKHURST, NSW

1 male and 1 female.  Had some beans but were attacked by a pest which I couldn't determine. Nice tree but very vigorous. Has grown through its pot and into the ground.  No chance of getting it out and back into a pot.  It is wind pollinated.

Rolflora
11y ago

Bankstown Sydney, NSW, Australia

Carob

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
11y ago

Bankstown , Sydney, NSW, Australia

Carob

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'.

R O L F
14y ago

Bankstown, N S W, Australia

Carob

Carob seedling :Is good animal food. Carob grafted :Is very sweet Humanimal choco food.

R O L F
14y ago

Bankstown , Sydney, NSW, Australia

Carob

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 .

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