Ice Cream Bean (Inga edulis)

Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
5 Reviews
Regular price $114.95
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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


Growth Rate: 
Very Fast

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

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

Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 5 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 3 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 1
80%would recommend this product
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5 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.

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

    I never received it

  • M
    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
    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

  • M
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Fast Grower

    1 year review- Great plant. It seems to be a pretty fast grower. The main stem grew straight up to about 10' before leaning so much that it started forming other branches so it looks....wispy(?). After 1 year it's between 12' and 15'. No fruit yet, but it has only been a year. It established itself well and has had no issues as of yet even with some stronger winds and a few days that dipped into the 40s. (Planted in Miami, Fl)

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