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Ceratonia siliqua

Phonetic Spelling
sair-ah-TOH-nee-uh SIL-ly-kwah
Description

Carob is a flowering evergreen tree in the bean family native to the Medditranian region and Iran.  It creates edible pods that are used as a chocolate substitute.  

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Tags:
#evergreen#flowering tree#edible fruits#evergreen tree#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#flowering tree#edible fruits#evergreen tree#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ceratonia
    Species:
    siliqua
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Edibility:
    Seed pods are fibrous eaten raw or ground into a powder and used in cakes, cookies, and drinks as a chocolate substitute. It has a high sugar content.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Cultural Conditions:
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Legume
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree