Carob

Ceratonia siliqua Sachet SeedstosowinSpring

Standard seed packet, 5 seeds

$1.50
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  • Evergreen tree 15m
  • Alternative to chocolate
  • St John's Bread

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Description

'Carob' seeds

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".

Seeds per gram: 8
Product code: D1-17

Method Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 50mm
Season Spring
Germination 12-38 days @ 22-26°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost tender Perennial
Plant Spacing 10m
Plant Height 15m
Position Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Flowering 5-8 years

*Notes: 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. Note: Scarification may be necessary: scratch or rub seeds with a knife, file or sand paper prior to sowing. 

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Whats in the order? Shipping Options Shipping Cost  Shipping Details
Small seed packets ONLY Economy Delivery $2.50 or FREE on orders over $20
(WA customers: $5 economy delivery*)
Orders sent via letter | Delivery 2-6 business days
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Parcel Delivery  Capped rate of $6.99 Order sent via Australia Post- Parcel Post | 1-6 business days
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**
  Express Delivery Starting from $15.00
(calculated by weight)
Order sent via Australia Post- Express | 1+ business day
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**

*All orders sent to Western Australia are subject to mandatory inspection and fees by Quarantine WA. These fees are included in all shipping costs above.

*We will replace all orders that are lost or damaged in transit however we will not replace or refund orders simply because they were delivered later than estimated. Full details here.

 

Ratings & Reviews

Carob

Have been growing in sheltered patio position in Melbourne for 3 years and only a foot tall! Still, has pretty leaves and happy in a pot. Low maintenance. Fun to experiment, so worth a try.
12 July 2020

Soak it before planting

It's just a seedling (x1) that has sprouted. Basically I just put all the seeds into water and left them ? I think for a fortnight, maybe more. I noticed one of the seeds became very large so I figured it was time to plant it out. Anyway, it germinated and there's a little seedling growing. I put the other seeds into the same pot also just in case, not sure if I should have let them soak longer. And I didn't do the scarification method, I'm just a newbie gardener :)
3 February 2018