Common Name: Carob tree.
Geographical origins: Mediterranean origin.
Adult dimension: 10 to 20 m high.
Soil type: all, although it predominates in clay-limestone.
Climate: prefer temperate climates, with no frost or at least where the incidence of frost is slight.
Characteristics: Highly resistant to drought, the carob tree is well adapted to the conditions of the Mediterranean region. The carob can be used as a substitute for chocolate, in the confection of cakes and syrups. The seed is mainly used for the extraction of gum having various industrial applications, particularly in the food sector. Tree introduced by the Arabs in Portugal, is completely adapted to the Algarve's edaphoclimatic conditions.