Flowering phenology of carob, Ceratonia siliqua L. (Cesalpinaceae)
Retana, J.; Ramoneda, J.; Garcia del Pino, F.; Bosch, J.
Journal of Horticultural Science 69(1): 97-103
The flowering phenology of 5 carob cultivars (2 female, 2 male, and 1 hermaphrodite cultivar) was studied at 2 sites in Tarragona (NE Spain) in 1988 and 1989. Developmental stages from initiation of inflorescence buds to maturity and withering were characterized. Flower number per inflorescence was greatest in male cultivars (25.7-43.5), intermediate in the hermaphrodite cultivars (20.8), and lowest in female cultivars (17.0).