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Ceratonia siliqua

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Carob is a member of the Ceratonia family. Its botanical name is Ceratonia siliqua.

Carobs are a native Mediterranean long-lived evergreen tree with dense, shiny green, leathery foliage.1 Carob flowers are dioecious (male and female flowers are on different trees) and blooms in summer.1 When planting species seedlings it is recommended to plant at least 5-6 to ensure at least one of each sex.1

Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Red. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Seal brown.

It is a flowering edible fruit / ornamental that typically grows as an evergreen, which is defined as a plant that retains leaves throughout the year.

Carob is known for growing with a tree habit to a height of approximately 14.94 metres (that's 48.54 feet in imperial).

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Carob have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Carob

  • Full Sun

  • Very Low

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water very sparingly.

See our list of companion Plants for Carob to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Carob from seed

Transplanting Carob

How long does Carob take to grow?

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Carob Folklore & Trivia

The pulp off the seeds is used as a substitute for cocoa powder.

Other names for Carob

Carob tree, algarroba, St John's-bread

Ceratonia siliqua L.

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