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CAROB

Botanical Name: Ceratonia siliqua
Description

Carob - Ceratonia siliquaThis elegant tree is the great chocolate impersonator! Carob is a delicious low fat food often referred to as "fake chocolate" due to its similarities to cocoa in taste and texture. A Mediterranean tree, it favours arid conditions that are naturally alien to fungus and pests. It is very tough, happily growing in poor soils, it acts as a soil improver and stabiliser as well as providing an interesting crop.  The tree can take up to 15 years to bear pods from a seedling however a grafted Carob such as the Clifford can take less then 5 years. The Carob Tree fruits well into old age with a large tree producing up to 1 ton of beans per harvest. The pods can be eaten fresh and are a delightful lolly-type stick for children to chew on.

The Pods seeds and fruit of the carob fruit tree By Roger Culos  [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Carob

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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Carob - Clifford

This one of the two available HERMAPHRODITES (self pollinating) 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. This is the best variety we have.
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Plant Information or Specifications

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)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

March, April, May, June

 

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

Carob - grafted

Plant halfway up a west facing slope | Rolf - Bankstown, NSW 07-Dec-2005

Carob - grafted

Try before you buy the daleys grafted carob tree . Quik taste test Shop and Importer location : Mr Khalil S. Arjah, 214 The Boulevarde, Punchbowl NSW 2196 Ph.97598464 . Their chopped carob tastes better than carob powder . | R O L F - Bankstown, NSW 30-May-2006
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Fruits of Warm Climates by Julia F. Morton
Carob Growing in Australia

Search of Carob Flour from Nutritional Data Laboratory

Carob flour

NDB No: 16055 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)
Scientific Name:  Ceratonia siliqua
Refuse: 0%  

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams
Number
of Data
Points
Std.
Error
Proximates
Water
g
3.58
12
0.748
Energy
kcal
222
0
0
Energy
kj
929
0
0
Protein
g
4.62
40
0.707
Total lipid (fat)
g
0.65
32
0.062
Ash
g
2.27
40
0.097
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
88.88
0
0
Fiber, total dietary
g
39.8
0
0
Sugars, total
g
49.08
0
0
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
348
10
129.116
Iron, Fe
mg
2.94
10
0.314
Magnesium, Mg
mg
54
6
84.056
Phosphorus, P
mg
79
4
53.466
Potassium, K
mg
827
6
113.074
Sodium, Na
mg
35
2
0
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.92
7
0.189
Copper, Cu
mg
0.571
6
0.009
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.508
5
0.008
Selenium, Se
mcg
5.3
1
0
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
0.2
1
0
Thiamin
mg
0.053
8
0.006
Riboflavin
mg
0.461
7
0.131
Niacin
mg
1.897
8
0.146
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.047
4
0.015
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.366
4
0.045
Folate, total
mcg
29
1
0
Folic acid
mcg
0
0
0
Folate, food
mcg
29
1
0
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
29
0
0
Choline, total
mg
11.9
0
0
Vitamin B-12
mcg
0.00
0
0
Vitamin B-12, added
mcg
0.00
0
0
Vitamin A, IU
IU
14
0
0
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
1
0
0
Retinol
mcg
0
0
0
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
mg
0.63
0
0
Vitamin E, added
mg
0.00
0
0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
mcg
0.0
0
0
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
0.090
0
0
4:0
g
0.000
0
0
6:0
g
0.000
0
0
8:0
g
0.000
0
0
10:0
g
0.000
0
0
12:0
g
0.000
0
0
14:0
g
0.001
0
0
16:0
g
0.072
0
0
18:0
g
0.014
0
0
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
0.197
0
0
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.004
0
0
18:1 undifferentiated
g
0.194
0
0
20:1
g
0.000
0
0
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
0
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
0.216
0
0
18:2 undifferentiated
g
0.212
0
0
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.004
0
0
18:4
g
0.000
0
0
20:4 undifferentiated
g
0.000
0
0
20:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
0
22:5 n-3
g
0.000
0
0
22:6 n-3
g
0.000
0
0
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
0
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.048
0
0
Threonine
g
0.271
0
0
Isoleucine
g
0.209
0
0
Leucine
g
0.442
0
0
Lysine
g
0.196
0
0
Methionine
g
0.081
0
0
Cystine
g
0.029
0
0
Phenylalanine
g
0.151
0
0
Tyrosine
g
0.120
0
0
Valine
g
0.446
0
0
Arginine
g
0.130
0
0
Histidine
g
0.122
0
0
Alanine
g
0.584
0
0
Aspartic acid
g
0.503
0
0
Glutamic acid
g
0.362
0
0
Glycine
g
0.267
0
0
Proline
g
0.354
0
0
Serine
g
0.304
0
0
Other
Alcohol, ethyl
g
0.0
0
0
Caffeine
mg
0
0
0
Theobromine
mg
0
0
0
Carotene, beta
mcg
8
0
0
Carotene, alpha
mcg
0
0
0
Cryptoxanthin, beta
mcg
0
0
0
Lycopene
mcg
0
0
0
Lutein + zeaxanthin
mcg
0
0
0

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