How Long (years) Before A Carob Tree Bears Fruit? - Knowledgebase Question

Brooklyn, NY
Question by preciouslife
February 22, 2001
How long (years) before a carob tree bears fruit?


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Answer from NGA
February 22, 2001

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According to my research, carob (Ceratonia siliqua)
trees may fruit in approximately six years with the fruit taking about eleven months to ripen on the tree. These trees reach a typical mature size of 30 or 40 feet. Although some trees are hermaphrodites, generally you would need both a male and female tree for fruiting. You may find the following web page helpful if you need more information about growing carob trees for fruit production.

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/new...

Please keep in mind, too, that these trees are absolutely not hardy in New York.

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