Carob pods arranged with pods seeds and leaf

(1/9) Carob pods arranged with pods seeds and leaf

Growing Carob Trees youtube video showing them growing in Australia

(2/9) Growing Carob Trees youtube video showing them growing in Australia

Fruiting green carobs in Kefalonia

(3/9) Fruiting green carobs in Kefalonia

The Pods seeds and fruit of the carob fruit tree

(4/9) The Pods seeds and fruit of the carob fruit tree By Roger Culos [CC BY-SA 3.0] (Photo Credits)

Flowers forming on the Carob Tree

(5/9) Flowers forming on the Carob Tree

Carob For Sale (Size: Medium)  (Grown from Seed)

(6/9) Carob For Sale (Size: Medium) (Grown from Seed)

Leaf of the Carob

(7/9) Leaf of the Carob

Carob Trees lining the street scape in Nuriootpa South Australia

(8/9) Carob Trees lining the street scape in Nuriootpa South Australia

Carob For Sale (Size: Small)  (Grown from Seed)

(9/9) Carob For Sale (Size: Small) (Grown from Seed)

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Carob

Ceratonia siliqua
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

$14.90 ($14.90-$29.00 choose a size)

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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)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

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

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 4-5 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, June

Fertiliser All Purpose, Compost, Dolomite/Lime

Plant Width 4-6m

Growth Rate Medium

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Carob Reviews & Tips

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Keith
★★★★★ 3months ago

WATERFORD WEST, QLD

Carob

I bought 2 years ago. 1 died and the other has just started flowering, but never gets fruit. I bought 2 more as I see they can be male and female.

Margaret
★★★★★ 1y ago

GOOBURRUM, QLD, Australia

Carob

Robert
★★★★★ 1y ago

HUMEBURN, QLD, Australia

Carob

I chose Carob for its drought tolerance and potential as a hardy green screen. They are slow growing and take a bit longer to become established but capable of surviving even the toughest drought. The delicious pods are a bonus and provide great high quality roughage for my goats

Robert
★★★★★ 1y ago

HUMEBURN, QLD, Australia

Carob

I chose Carob for its drought tolerance and potential as a hardy green screen. They are slow growing and take a bit longer to become established but capable of surviving even the toughest drought. The delicious pods are a bonus and provide great high quality roughage for my goats

Richard Mang
7y 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
7y ago

Bingara, NSW, Australia

Carob

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

Petra Kahle
7y 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.

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9y ago

STRATHFIELD, NSW, Australia

Seedling: 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...

John
11y ago

GRANVILLE, WA, Australia

Has grown very slowly but very hardy.

EdibleKingdomofKylie1
★★★ 13y 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
★★★ 13y 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
15y 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
15y 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
17y 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
18y 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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