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Ice Cream Bean (Inga edulis)

Regular price $22.95

Live Ice Cream Bean Tree
Ships in 100% Biodegradable Coconut Fiber Planter 

The Ice Cream Bean tree is a large, fast-growing leguminous tropical fruit tree native to South America. It can fruit within 3 years of germination. 

Ice Cream Bean fruit is so unique.  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 pods average about one foot long.  Trees can grow very large, reaching up to 100 feet in their native climates! They're also an amazing nitrogen fixer for surrounding soil.  Prune trees in late winter or early spring to open the canopy and stimulate fruit growth. 

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

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.

Exposure: Full Sun, Light Shade

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9-11 with frost protection.

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.