1 pack of 10 seeds
- A small to medium sized, evergreen tree with a spreading crown of leathery leaves, native to the Mediterranean region and the Middle East.
- The edible seed pods, called carob, are sweet and aromatic and have been a staple in its native countries for thousands of years. When fresh, carob can be processed into syrup, juice or fermented into alcoholic beverages. When dried it can be ground and used as a healthy chocolate substitute. The seeds are also edible and are mainly used ground into flour as a thickening and emulsifying agent.
- The Carob Tree makes a wonderful, very robust and drought tolerant shade tree for warm temperate climates in USDA Zones 9 and above.
Germination: Sow 1 cm deep into sowing mix + sand or perlite. Keep bright and moist but not wet. Germination takes 2-4 weeks.