Ice Cream Bean (Inga edulis)

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Ice Cream Bean Tree is a large nitrogen fixing tree which produces bean pods up to 1 metre long which contain sweet, juicy, white pulp that has a soft cotton wool texture and tastes of vanilla ice-cream. This is a very popular tree for permaculturists and as a nurse tree in fruit orchards. It can also be cut back regularly and used as mulch or used as a emergency fodder plant.
The tree itself is quite attractive with open spreading branchs and pom pom like flowers.
This is a perfect quick shade plant so we are doing bulk buy specials.
You are purchasing a 25 cm plant in a 75 mil pot.


Growing Conditions Full sun to part shade,can grow in most parts of the tropics and subtropics. Not tolerant of frost or drought.
Flowering Season year round
Max Size 10 m
Origin Central America
Temperature frost free
SKU 485

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