It is 8 to 14 meters high. It has few branches that are flexible and have thorns, while its leaves are of a yellowish red. Its flowers bloom in October and its fruit of the tree is the algarroba, a brownish pod that is 30 cm long and that has in its interior a very sweet pulp that is used in “good food” recipes, as well for forage. Its seeds are uniform and its shape was the model used to create carats in jewelry.
From Coquimbo to Colchagua.