Growing Guide: Carob

Common Names: 

Carob, St. John’s Bread, 

Native to:
Middle East, Subtropics of Mediterranean

Traditional Uses:
Culinary, Fodder for Sheep, Windbreaker and Fire Barrier, Medicine, Distilled into a Liqueur

Plant Type:

Evergreen Fruiting Tree

Harvest Season:


Mature Size:

55 ft. tall

Soil & Moisture:

Dry, well-draining, rocky soil. Drought resistant.

Light Requirements:

Full Sun


No. You have male or female flowers and need 2+ trees

Growth Rate: 


Zone Hardiness: 

Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+