CERATONIA SILIQUA - Algarrobo
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SEEDS OF CERATONIA SILIQUA - CAROB BEAN

Culinary, ornamental, fodder and medicinal tree cultivated for its carobs in the Iberian Peninsula. Bonsai.

Evergreen tree up to 10m with lanceolate, dark-green leaves and red flowers without petals. The carob, its fruit, is long, brown and it has a sweet taste.

Grows on dry, stony and limestone soils under cool climates. As a xerophytic species, Carob is well adapted to the ecological conditions of the Mediterranean region. Re-sprounting species. Fruit tree.

The seeds feed the game and horses but also humans in some countries. A substitute to chocolate, liquors and fodders are made from its seeds. The wood is used in cabinet making and marquetry. It has anti fungal, astringent and anti diarrhoeal properties.

Seeds/gr: 5
3,30  without VAT (10%)

Calendar Calendar

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Sow outdoors
Flowering
Average germination (%) 80
Climate Zone Mediterranean, Warm areas
Flower colour Red
Foliage Evergreen
Fruit color Brown
Hardiness Drought resistant, Non hardy
Plant usage Bonsai, Coastal garden, Desertification, Edible, Fodder, Low maintenance garden, Medicinal, Reforestation, Specimen, Street Tree, Timber, Wild garden
Seeds per gram 5
Soil - Moisture Dry
Soil - Ph Alkaline
Soil - Type Chalk, Stony
Sunlight - Exposure Sun

Place the seeds in boiling water at 90º for 5 seconds. Soak for 24h and then proceed to the sowing maintaining temperatures of 20ºC/30ºC day until the germination is completed.

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