The clove tree is a native tree to Indonesia, and it can live to be up to 15-20 years old while still thriving! It is recommended to harvest the buds that you have grown after about a six year time span. You want to make sure that you harvest the buds when they are less than 2 cm in size. Once you have harvested them, they will become sun dried and shrink even more in size.
- Harvesting the bulbs when they are less than an inch and two centimeters long is best.
- The perfect time span for harvesting bulbs is after a six year period of growth.
- Once you have successfully harvested them, they will end up pruning and shrinking in size.
“Native to Indonesia, the tree produces clusters of flower buds, which when dried become brown, hard and nail shaped.”