Carob Bean - Ceratonia siliqua
Your brain is always arguing whether to snack on carrots or a chocolate bar. End the debate today. Start growing your own Carob tree so you can enjoy growing a healthier substitute for cacao. Carob trees do not typically produce fruit pods until after about six years. Plant a few trees to ensure fertilization. Carob (Ceratonia siliqua) is also known as Algarobba Bean, Locust Bean, Locust Tree, and St. John’s Bread.
- Height when mature: 30 to 40 feet
- Light: Full sun
- Soil: Any except clay
- Water: Average watering needs. Drought tolerant. Don’t overwater.
- Zones: 9-11
Plant size. Our plants ship in 3-inch-deep pots when they are 3-6 inches tall so they can grow to maturity under your green thumb.