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The Only Baobob on St. John

Baobob Tree on St John

st john flora: baobob tree
Baobob Tree

The only baobob tree on St. John can be found at Estate Sieban, which can be accessed via the L'Esperance Trail.

In many parts of Africa, the baobob tree is thought to be sacred and magical. The first seeds from these trees were brought to the Caribbean by enslaved Africans. Although there is only one baobob on St. John, St. Croix has more baobob trees than any other island in the Caribbean.

The seed pods which are edible. They are filled with a dry powder tasting something like a sweet tamarind. They develop between February and June

The Baobob has also been called Guinea Almond on St. Croix and Guinea Tamarind on St. Thomas

The large white flowers open at night and are fertilized by bats.