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The carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua)

These fruits are fleshy and edible beans and ripen from August to October.
In ancient times, these fruits were food for all four-legged pack animals and not only for them !..........
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Sep 28 2010 16:06 GMT sini
Very nice!:)
Sep 28 2010 16:21 GMT gafaway
neat to see this... here the carob is only in the shops...
Oct 02 2010 17:39 GMT annieann PRO
never beore seen or heard of it good close up shot
Oct 03 2010 09:47 GMT kajjiek
Hi Mario ... Here in Malta we are full of these tress.
During the war even people ate these as food was very scarse. :)
Oct 03 2010 10:08 GMT marioalbertina
Good point, Kajjiek!
In Italy we eat this fruit, stealing from the military that kept them for pack mules!
Oct 06 2010 05:41 GMT senna3
I never noticed this fruit, thanks for sharing!