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Ceratonia siliqua

Common name(s): Carob, St. John's-Bread, Locust Tree, Algarroba Bean, Locust Bean

Plant type: evergreen medium tree
Primary method of propagation: seed
Alternate propagation method(s): cutting, layering, grafting/budding

Propagation by Cuttings

Time of year to take cuttings: no information
Rooting environment: no information

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: scarification
Comment: Taproot is easily injured; seeds should be sown in flats, pots, or tarpaper containers. Scarification: H2SO4 for one hour.

Propagation by Layering

Time of year to layer: no information
Wounding: no information

Propagation by Grafting

Time of year to graft: no information