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 Post subject: Harvesting method of Carob
PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:22 am 

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The pods must be harvested before winter rains. They are shaken down by means of a long pole with a terminal hook to grasp the branches. Those that don't fall readily are knocked off with the pole. The pods are caught on canvas sheets laid on the ground. Then they are sun-dried for 1 or 2 days until the moisture content is reduced to 8% or below and then go through a kibbling process–crushing and grading into 4 categories: cubed, medium-kibbled, meal, and seed kernels.

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 Post subject: Re: Harvesting method of Carob
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:53 am 

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Location: UK
What type of climate is required for it's harvesting and how much time it takes to become fruitful

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