Carob tree?

Las_Palmas_Norte(Zone8)July 23, 2005

I'm wondering if what I have here is the Carob tree (Ceratonia silliqua)? It was a volunteer along side a Windmill palm in a 15 gallon container. I removed it and potted it up last year. Any thoughts?

Cheers, Barrie.

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Yup, it's a carob.

BEWARE - one of the sexes has a vile odor when in bloom.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2005 at 10:48AM
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Thanks for the confirmation. I'm not certain I'll even keep this Carob since it's borderline hardy for my area. Interesting about the blooms vile odor.

Cheers, Barrie.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2005 at 8:45PM
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The carob tree is said to smell like sperm when it is in bloom. A gay friend of mine was standing under my carob, which is a lovely old tree and blocks the afternoon sun from the front of my house, a wonderful thing in Phoenix, and said "Oh, doesn't that smell wonderful?" I said "What?" He said, "The carob tree . . . it smells like come". My response was I'd never bothered to smell come so I had no idea. He went on to explain that all of the gay men he knew loved the carob tree because of its smell. I personally love it because it never requests water, stays green and makes yard pretty and cooler. It is a female so I get to clean up the pods a couple of times a year, but that is a small price to pay.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2008 at 2:44PM
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antm0(Sunset Zone 13)

oh man, i cant stand driving in the older parts of phoenix when those suckers are in bloom... its just wrong.. im glad no one plants them here anymore!

    Bookmark   July 8, 2008 at 3:41PM
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haha..... too funny. A poll of my gay friends does not particularly like the smell of carob trees.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2008 at 10:50AM
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I'm looking for someone who has a Carob Tree. I need the pods for a craft project. If you live in the LA or OC area...I'm in Glendora, CA...please let me know if you will share your carob pods with me. Thanks.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2009 at 12:26PM
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All this talk and nothing about using the seeds as a coco sub.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 9:36AM
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Where can I purchase a carob tree????

    Bookmark   April 12, 2010 at 6:29PM
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