Algarrobo, Chilean Mesquite Prosopis chilensis

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Botanical Name:

Prosopis chilensis

Family:

Fabaceae

Genus:

Prosopis

Species:

chilensis

Common Name:

Algarrobo, Chilean Mesquite

Height:
30 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
9

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  • Prosopis chilensis

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: if boiling water treatment does not allow seed to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is required.
In a Nutshell:
* Prosopis chilensis , carob , is a species of South American legume family which dwells mainly central Chile, south of Peru , Andean- Chaco ecotone in Argentina . It lies between 500-1850 m


It is a medium low tree, no more than 3-12 m in height and 6 dm in diameter, although rarely as grown trees was found ( by fire and logging ), short trunk , long branches decumbent , taproot , with vertical growth first, then develops adventitious roots . more...
* In Chile, it is a very common species in the natural grasslands of the northern metropolitan region. It has a highly developed root system so it is very time consuming when you want to remove from land for cultivation .
Usda description:
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