Inga edulis (Ice Cream Bean)

(10 customer reviews)


  • Fruit in the form of a long bean
  • Children love this fruit!
  • Taste is sweet!

Minimum Order Quantity = 3 seeds
No Minimum Order Quantity on sprouted or seedlings!

If you order the Fruits, sprouted seeds or seedling (small plants), we recommend Express Shipping for countries outside Europe.

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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!

Unique taste

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.

Additional information


Seeds, Whole Fruit – Small, Whole Fruit – Large, Sprouted Seed, Seedling (small plant)

10 reviews for Inga edulis (Ice Cream Bean)

  1. MAYAUD MARIE (verified owner)

  2. SERGIO L. (verified owner)

  3. Verified Buyer (verified owner)

  4. Mark (verified owner)

  5. Ioannis K. (verified owner)

    looked not tidy packed, but the plant was quite healthy and grows alright.

  6. Daan d. (verified owner)

    Lekkere boon

  7. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Fruits are in a good condition! Really satisfied with the customer service, answer my questions really clear and fast!

  8. Luca Landi (verified owner)

  9. lucalandi.96 (verified owner)

    I bought the fruit so that I could both try it and plant the seeds, while 1 of the seeds was already sprouted in the fruit and the others seem fine the pulp was fermented (delayed shipping, the courier is to blame)
    Next time I buy fruit I’ll probably chose the express shipping

    • admin (store manager)

      Hi Lucalandi,

      Thanks for your comment and positive feedback 🙂
      Next time you order please leave a note in the comment section of your order about this conversation. We will add an extra Inga Edulis fruit for you for free. These Ice Cream Beans are a little bit sensitive for long shipping. When the courier is taking too long, this can be the case. We’d like you to taste te best and most fresh fruit so I will be happy to add some extra free gifts for you to taste!

      In addition like you said, Express shipping is recommended for shipping Whole Fruits 🙂

      Hope to see you soon,

      Kind regards,

      Wesley, from Team Seeds Del Mundo

  10. xuyingjie0214 (verified owner)

    Just received my ice cream beans today!
    They are really in a good condition. Taste soft, sweet. Never had that experience before! I am really satisfied with the “customer service”. They are really patient, and answered a lot of questions!
    I will germinate the seeds and hopefully I can grow them well!

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