Carob tree (alfarrobeira)
Huge carob tree in the Barrocal reagion near Sta. Barbara de Nexe
Our neighbour preparing to harvest the fruits of the carob trees.
The most labour-intensive part of carob cultivation is harvesting which is often done by knocking the fruit down with a long stick and gathering them together.
Gathering the fruis from the ground is the most cumbersome part of the harvest.
Green fruits in spring time
Green fruit of the carob tree
Carob tree (Alfarrobeira): fruits
The matured fuit of the carob tree is dark brown
In the summer the ground underneath the carob trees is dottedwith mature fruit