St. John's Bread, Carob Tree, Saint John's Bread Ceratonia siliqua
Detailed Listing For
St. John's Bread, Carob Tree, Saint John's Bread
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
Seed is Out of Stock: Fill in the quantity you Need:
Choose the "Check Out "Button and enter your contact information:
Sheffield's will email when it arrives: no payment at this time. Thank you
Please select the quantity desired, and we will advise availability and price as soon as possible.
Growing Info, follow in order:
Soak in sulfuric or nitric acid for 60 minutes and wash under cold water for 5-10 minutes., Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
can be sown in fall or spring, sow seed 1/2" deep, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* A tree of rounded habit with evergreen compound leaves, small red flowers in racemes in spring. more...
* It grows well in warm temperate and subtropical areas, and tolerates hot and humid coastal areas.
* As a xerophytic (drought-resistant) species, carob is well adapted to the ecological conditions of the Mediterranean region.
* The seedpods are filled with a saccharine pulp and can be eaten both green or dried.
* The pulp in the seedpods of carob is very nutritious and, due to its high sugar content, sweet-tasting and mildly laxative. more...
* Carobs are also known as St. John's bread because, according to tradition of some Christians, St. John the Baptist subsisted on them in the wilderness. more...