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Tu B'Shevat many people eat many different types of fruit. Growing up and continuing until today there seems to be a Minhag to specifically eat (bukser) carob. Is there some sort of special connection between carob and Tu B'Shevat?

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It's got a loooong shelf life. – Seth J Jan 23 '13 at 14:25
...and hence can travel to Europe from Israel by boat. – Double AA Jan 23 '13 at 17:09
I was told that in Poland before the war, a Pineapple was the prized fruit to get for Tu b'Shvat -- and that it cost an average person a week's salary (to those who could afford it). – Curiouser Jan 23 '13 at 17:15
@Curiouser but pineapples grow on bushes, not trees. – Charles Koppelman Jan 24 '13 at 23:29
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See this link to chabad who explains this well. http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/1109802/jewish/Why-Eat-Carob-on-Tu-BShevat.htm

There are more reasons,but have to find them.

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