Algarrobo (African mesquite)

Scientific name:  Ceratonia siliqua
Continent: Europe
Fruit:  Yes
Fallen Leaf:  No
Toxic:  No
Size:  6 m

Dark green leaves, shiny on the upper side and pale on the underside.

Originating from the Mediterranean region, the algarrobo is a large shrub that can reach up to 10 m in height. Its leaves are dark green, shiny on the upper side and pale on the underside, oval in shape.

Its fruit, up to 20 cm long and chocolate-colored when ripe, is used in the manufacture of chocolate and coffee substitutes, liquor production, thickeners and animal feed.

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