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Ceratonia siliqua (100 seeds)


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Ceratonia siliqua. (Leguminaceae) CAROB, ST. JOHN’S BREAD(e). This tree grows to about 15 m in height and originates as a cultivated species from the Arabian Peninsula. It is grown from seed in many parts of the world. The pods have up to 50% sugar and are ground up into a flour that is used as a chocolate substitute in candy bars. There are more minerals and vitamins, less fat and few calories in carob powder than chocolate powder of the same weight. Sowing: Pre-soak for 24 hours in warm water prior to sowing. If the seed has not swollen then give it another soaking in warm water until it does swell up. Germination should take place within 2 months. Locality : Ex Hort. Harvest : October 2023