How to grow Carob tree

Carob tree growing tree of the genus Ceratonia also known as Carob tree or Ceratonia silique, Carob tree perennial evergreen semi-deciduous plant also used as ornamental shade plant, grow in mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 9-11.

Leaves color green, the shape is elliptic with serrated, grow in even pinnate structure

Flower color can be: yellow, orange or red, there is female or male flowers on separate flowers, some cultivars can pollinate without male.

Carob tree pods

Pods edible the color brown the seeds round not-edible amount of seeds 5-15, the pods dry and sweet, the pods size 5-20 cm.

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Requirements for Carob tree growing and care:

More than -3C, in some cultivars need female and male trees

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes (there some cultivars that bear fruit after a lot of years and also require female and male trees)

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Most of the cultivars need 2 trees female and male

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn (not in cold places)

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
When the tree young need to design that it will grow up

Size of the plant?
5-15 m, 15-45 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water (minimum 200mm)

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Yellow, orange or red flowers, there is female or male flowers on separate flowers, some cultivars

Pollination is done by:

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Fruit harvest season:
Autumn (one year after the flowers)

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Carob tree fruits?
Eat raw, dry, powder

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3-9 years

Scientific name:

Ceratonia silique

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