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Carob tree?

Posted by Las_Palmas_Norte Zone8 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 23, 05 at 23:05

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.


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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.


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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.


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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!


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haha..... too funny. A poll of my gay friends does not particularly like the smell of carob trees.


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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.


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All this talk and nothing about using the seeds as a coco sub.


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Where can I purchase a carob tree????


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