Brown-black podded fruit containing a number of seeds, both of which can be ground up and used as a chocolate substitute.
Medium sized tree from 30-50ft. The carob is subtropical, and actually grows best in Mediterranean climates.
Hardy to about 20F, and can easily withstand temperatures to 120F.
Trees are very drought tolerant, and need little water throughout much of the year. Plants are often slow growing.
Fruits are ground and used as a chocolate substitute in desserts, health foods, and number of other things.
Native to eastern portions of the Mediterranean Sea region, from the Middle East, to Greece, and Northern Africa.