Ice cream bean grow and care – tree of the genus Inga and also known as Inga edulis, Ice cream bean tree perennial evergreen plant, grow for the edible fruits, but also can grow as ornamental plant and used as shade tree, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in cold hardiness zone 10b+, with the right winter care in hardiness zone 10a.

Flower color white with dozen of stamens, the stamens are like string, flowers grow in clusters.

Ice cream bean fruit

Fruits grow in pods, the pod in color green to yellow, the size can be more than 5-100 cm, in one pod can be 3-50 fruits, the fruit pulp is white and hairy in some cultivars peel easy

Ice cream bean tree for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Beverage
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Jams
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Legumes
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ground fixing plants
  • Ornamental plants
  • Shade tree
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13