The Inga Edulis
The Inga Edulis, also known as Ice Cream Bean, is a fast growing fruit in the form of a long bean. The fruit is in the same family as the Machete Ice Cream Bean (inga feuillei). We have Machete Ice Cream bean seeds and fruits for sale here. The Ice Cream Bean can grow up to 80-100 centimeters fruit and is one of the longest fruits in the World!
The pulpy interior of the Ice cream bean fruit, or guama, can be compared to cotton candy and is super sweet and tasty that tastes something like a less sweeter vanilla ice-cream. Ice cream bean seeds are quite large and are surrounded by the flesh. The seeds are like small rocks which you can’t eat. The flesh from the seeds is a wonderful eating experience and is especially a delicacy for children.
Growing seeds yourself
If you are interested in growing inga edulis seeds there are a few things you should know before you start! Here’s what:
- The tree is at home in warm weather, preferably at least 17 degrees celsius.
- The seeds need sunlight to grow. Make sure it gets enough sunlight throughout the day.
- The tree does not need a lot of water but will need some moisturising during long droughts.
- Seeds germinate in 2-3 days.
To make sure that your order will arrive in the best condition we advise you to place an ‘express shipping’ order.
Interested in buying Inga Edulis?
We are able to provide Inga Edulis Seeds and Whole Fruits. For Fruit delivery we only harvest the smaller beans. This is because of the advantages in packaging and shipping itself. We will send the Ice cream Bean fruits that are about 40-60 centimeters long. The seeds and the trees that will come out of these fruits will also deliver the big ones up to 100 cm length of the fruits!
The shelf life of the Inga Bean and its seeds
The shelf life of both the fruits and seeds is remarkably short. Of course we only want to sell the best quality to you, and to guarantee this we recommend to choose for express shipping. Most parcels arrive within a week via express shipping. The seeds of the Ice Cream Bean have a short germination time, so we use vacuum packaging to make sure the seeds will stay viable during their trip.
If you are having any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!
If you want a larger sized one, contact us and we will look at what we can do for you. Note: There will be additional shipping costs.