Seeds Ceratonia siliqua

Ceratonia siliqua (Carob tree). Widely grown for its edible pods, and as an ornamental tree. The ripe, dried pod is often ground to carob powder, which is used to replace cocoa powder. Carob bars, an alternative to chocolate bars. Hardiness zones: USDA 9-11. Sunset 9, 13-16, 18-24