The Inga spectabilis is also called the Machete Ice Cream Bean because of its shape. Like the “Inga Edulis” variety, this Ice Cream Bean has seeds that are surrounded by delicious white and soft flesh. Because the seed pot has a thicker shell, it is more resistant to external influences. The tree can reach a height of more than 5 meters.
The Machete Ice Cream Bean is also often used as an ornamental shade tree. The Inga Spectabilis, like the other species in this family, does not have a lot of soil requirements. In tropical conditions a seedling can give fruit after 3 years.