Small, oblong fruit with little pulp, similar to the java plum. The dried flower buds of this tree are the cloves of commerce. All parts of the tree are highly aromatic.
Seeds are not available for the Clove. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in December 2014.
Medium sized tree up to 20-40ft tall.
The clove tree is an ultra-tropical tree which will not survive temperatures below 50F, or above 100F.
Requires a humid, warm tropical climate with lots of water year-round.
By seeds and cuttings.
Seeds will not germinate if dried out. Fresh seeds should be planted soon after removal from the fruit. Germination generally begins within days, though root sprouts can take a few weeks to show. Plant near the soil surface in moist, well-drained soil. Provide a high humidity environment. Soil and air temperature should be at 75-85F.
Fruits are not eaten. Dried flower buds are used as a spice, and medicinally for countless things.
Native to the Moluccas, (islands of Eastern Indonesia, once known as the Spice Islands.)