Inga Acu (Inga cinnamomea)

Inga Acu (Inga cinnamomea)

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The Inga acu, also known as Inga assu, is a fast-growing tropical evergreen tree native to the Brazilian Amazon. A member of the Fabaceae family, the Inga acu is related to Carob and the Butterfly Pea. The very rare plant is a nitrogen-fixing giant, growing up to 90 ft. tall in ideal conditions! Grab your ladder and get ready to enjoy some sweet, melt-in-your-mouth fruit, or keep your tree pruned for easier access. 

These Inga acu trees grow wide, open canopies bearing twisted, foot-long fruits filled with a white aril very similar in taste to the Ice Cream Bean. The fruit is eaten raw, out of hand, and is quite sweet. The wood is light, course, and irregularly grained- mostly used for scaffolding and fuel for fire.

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

Common Names: 
Inga acu, Inga assu

 

Native to:
Brazilian Amazon


Traditional Uses:
Culinary


Plant Type:
Tropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

 

Harvest Season:
Summer


Mature Size:
Up to 90 ft. tall


Soil & Moisture:
Rich, well-draining soil. Fixes nitrogen in soil.


Light Requirements:
Full Sun 


Self-Fertile: 
Yes


Growth Rate: 
Fast


Zone Hardiness: 
Outdoors 10-12 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+ 


Propagation:
Our Inga acu is grown from seed and is capable of harvest within 2 years.

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