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Ceratonia siliqua

Common Name(s): Carob
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 210 to 365 (days)
Abs.Max=39° (C)    Opt.Max=32° (C)
Opt.Min=20° (C)    Abs.Min=10° (C)
Precipitation: 40 to 100 (cm.)
Winter Minimum: -4° (C)
Soil pH: 6 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: From rock to loam
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Mediterranean style climate most productive. Very drought tolerant. No acid or wet soils.
Additive - thickener, Fuel - fuelwood, Additive - sweetner, Material - alcohol, Fuel - charcoal, Material - gum/resin, Additive - flavoring, Food - bev base, Animal Food - fodder
Subtropical-dry summe, temperate marine, steppe and semi-arid
Geographical Origin:
Northern Africa, Western Asia, Southeastern Europe, Southwestern Europe, Macaronesia
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