Carob trees for sale – Easy plant to grow with edible pods, mostly grown for the ornamental flowers and for the leaves, planting in cold area spring to autumn in warmer can be all year round, better to buy plant, grafted tree, male and female plant or another option to start from seeds yet more challenging.
Carob trees – information before buying:
Growing information: perennial plant, growing hardiness zone: 9-11, water needed – small to average amount, light conditions – full sun, height: 5-15 m, 15-45 feet
Blooming in the spring to autumn in antenna shaped flowers that appear in yellow, orange or red color.
Fruit harvesting in the autumn in pod shaped flowers that appear in brown-black color.
Alternative names: Carob, carob bush, Locust bean, Ceratonia siliqua
Carob trees for sale – What need to know before buying Carob tree?
Carob trees for sale
Need to know before buying Carob tree that some cultivars need to tree to bear fruit female and male, better to start from graft or air layer because it bear fruit earlier and can start with female that doesn’t need male tree.
Here are some growing tips:
Flowers & pollination – Trees are not self-pollinating so you need another tree to pollinate, there are male and female tree, ratio 1 male tree on 20 female trees, some cultivars can self-pollinate, flowers looks different between male and female.
Planting – Plant the tree in hardiness zone 9-10a in spring to autumn, in hardiness zone of 10b-11 can be all year.
Pruning – Prune the tree in late winter or early spring, mainly pruning it’s for design the or if grafted tree with male and female on the same tree better to keep the male small and let the female evolve.
Watering – For a newly tree water it frequently. Well established trees are drought-tolerant and can survive long drought and even salt.
Harvesting & uses – When the fruits are brown need to harvest in the autumn, rarely can harvest dry fruit in the winter (not always edible), one tree can yield 80-120 kg, it’s a big quantities can be used raw, syrop, powder, dried, gum and product like choclate and carob honey.
Fertilizing – No need to fertilize young trees, after the trees grow little bit can put fertilizer, when the tree mature there isn’t really need
Sowing – Start from seeds its difficult and better buy tree.
Grafting – Better to graft a tree with female tree, with big juicy fruits also need to
Soil – well drained soil and also can grow in slightly saline