Carob

Ceratonia siliqua

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Standard seed packet, 5 seeds

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Carob

Ceratonia siliqua


  • Evergreen tree 15m
  • Alternative to chocolate
  • St John's Bread


Evergreen tree with dense foliage growing to 15m. Produces pods growing to 30cm that contain a sweet pulp that is used as an alternative to chocolate. Drought tolerant. Will take 6-8 years to begin producing fruit but may continue producing for up to 100 years. Best suited to warmer climates. May not produce fruit in cooler climates. Also known as "St. John's Bread".


How to sow and grow:

Method: Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth: 50mm
When: Spring
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil
Plant Spacing: 10m
Hardiness: Frost tender
Plant Height: 15m
Days to Maturity/flowering: 5-8 years
Care: Young plants and shoots are frost tender so protect from frost for the first few winters. Carob trees are dioecious which means individual tress have either male or female flowers; both are needed to produce fruit. Will take 6-8 years to begin producing fruit but may continue producing for up to 100 years. Best suited to warmer climates. May not produce fruit in cooler climates.

(Product number: D1-17)
Seeds per gram: 8 seeds


SKU D1-17
Botanical name: Ceratonia siliqua
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 5 seeds
Seeds per gram: 8
Photo credits:

Photo by JĂșlio Reis/ CC BY-SA 2.5

None grew

By: on 22 March 2016
unfortunately none of these grew, I tried this method "Seeds require scarification or boiling water treatment followed by three days soak to aid germination" but without success.
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