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Can we grow carob trees in the drylands ?

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How to Grow Carob Tree | Care and Growing Carob

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Learn how to grow carob tree. Growing carob tree is easy, it’s also grown as ornamental plant in the gardens.

Growing Carob is durable evergreen tree native to the Mediterranean. It has bright, green beautiful foliage, cluster of small flowers and edible pods that are used as cocoa powder substitute.

Carob pods contain about 8% protein, vitamins A and B and about one-third of calories than chocolate.

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Watering

It is resistant to drought. However, watering must be provided during dry seasons, especially if the tree is grown for its fruit.

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.