How to grow Ice cream bean

Ice cream bean growing tree of the genus Inga and also known as Inga edulis, Ice cream bean tree perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental shade tree, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+

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

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Requirements for growing Ice cream bean tree care:

When the tree young need design to go up if there not growing next to tree

What is the best way to start growing:
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties/Problems with growing:

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:
Ants, aphids

Pruning season:

How to prune:
weeping branches

Size of the plant?
7-20 m, 21-60 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Irrigation water management requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water (root can grow in water)

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

When does flowers bloom?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
White flower, in the flower dozen of stamens, the stamens are like string

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruits

When does it yield:
Spring / Summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
Aphids, birds, larva

What can be done with big quantities of Ice cream bean fruits?
Eat raw, juice, ice-creem

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-6 years

Scientific name:

Inga edulis

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

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Harvest season

Ornamental parts

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Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone