Carob pods arranged with pods seeds and leaf
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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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Customer Tips & Reviews Carob
Vista, California, USA
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!
To aid in germination, soak seeds in a thermoflask of hot water overnight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CAUTION : A black soft carob bean pod can be unripe and green inside.So wait until the stem area is black and not green.
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'.
Carob seedling :Is good animal food. Carob grafted :Is very sweet Humanimal choco food.