Ice Cream Bean (Inga edulis)

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Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
6 Reviews
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The Ice Cream Bean tree is a large, fast-growing leguminous tropical fruit tree native to South America.  Ice Cream Bean fruit is so unique.  Bean pods average about one foot long.  The pulpy interior is snow white with a cotton candy texture and a sweet flavor reminiscent of vanilla ice cream. When roasted, the seeds provide a rich source of protein.  The seeds should not, however, be eaten raw. The interior cottony pulp of the Ice Cream Bean pods is an excellent source of dietary fiber, polyphenols, anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories. 

Ice Cream Bean trees are also an amazing nitrogen fixer for surrounding soil.  Prune trees in late winter or early spring to open the canopy and stimulate fruit growth. 

Plant Type: 
Tropical Fruit Tree 

Harvest Season: 
Late Summer, Fall

Mature Size: 
Up to 60 ft. 

Soil & Moisture: 
Moist, well-draining, sandy, rich. Salt tolerant

Light Requirements: 
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile: 
Yes

Growth Rate: 
Very Fast

Zone Hardiness: 
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection until well-established; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation:
Medium Pot Size: Grown from seed and capable of flower and fruit within 1-3 years
Large Pot Size: Capable of producing within 2-3 years
X-Large Pot Size: Capable of producing within 1 year

4.2
Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
Based on 6 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 4 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 1
83%would recommend this product
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6 reviews
  • AR
    Andrea R.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 1-5
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Beautiful Tree

    We were so excited to get this tree. We recently bought a house and wanted a special tree to plant and grow with us. We can’t wait to plant it on the property in the spring when the weather improves. In the meantime, we will enjoy it as a house plant. The kids can’t wait until it starts fruiting.

  • G
    Gail
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 minutes ago
    5 Stars

    Showed up extremely well packaged and very healthy. The prior reviews had me nervous but I’m glad I took a chance and I will be ordering again

  • J
    Jose
    I do not recommend this product
    Rated 1 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    1 Star

    I never received it

  • M
    Morgan
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    5 Stars

    Arrived to my house in great condition did the steps to give it full sun then planted it it was doing really great until hurricane Ian came threw it blew it over and almost killed thankfull the tree was in healthy enough shape to survive super great tree

  • T
    Troy
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    4 Stars

    Arrived a bit ragged looking and poorly rooted but it’s grown a new leaf so I’m hoping it will recover

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