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Ceratonia siliqua - Carob Tree - 25 Seeds.


The carob (Ceratonia siliqua) is a flowering evergreen tree or shrub in the legume family, Fabaceae. It is widely cultivated for its edible pods, and as an ornamental tree in gardens and landscapes. The carob tree is native to the Mediterranean region and the Middle East.

The carob tree grows up to 15 m (49 ft) tall. The crown is broad and semispherical, supported by a thick trunk with rough brown bark and sturdy branches. Its leaves are 10 to 20 cm (3.9 to 7.9 in) long, alternate, pinnate, and may or may not have a terminal leaflet. It is frost-tolerant to roughly 20 °F (−7 °C).

Propagation: Put seeds into a pot of clay soil, mixed with some potting mix- ratio: 85% clay 15%potting mix. Water well and then leave. Keep moist but not wet, these trees prefer a dry soil when established. Once seedlings emerge, pull back on watering. Leave under the shade of a tree or out of direct sunlight until 1 feet tall. Plant in winter into ground or garden.  Hardy once established and require minimum watering. 

Pods are edible, not seeds. Can be eaten raw or roasted, good alternative to chocolate. 

Great screening tree.

Ceratonia siliqua - Carob Tree - 25 Seeds

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