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Inga edulis - Ice Cream Bean


Inga edulis - Ice Cream Bean (Inga edulis - Ice Cream Bean)

I'll be ready to go back to Balboa Park soon and eat a dozen or so of these. lol! :>) The pulp inside taste like cottony ice cream...so, so yummy!!! I have a my own tree in a pot, however, I will never put into the ground because it grows way too fast and huge! Photo taken at Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. on May 25, 2011.



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Cottony ice cream??? Now you got me curious?

26 May, 2011

 

Alexandramou:

The pulp inside this legume is white and cottony and taste like ice cream, hence the name. It's so good!

My tree in a pot has only produced fruit once...when its roots were growing through the hole of the pot and into the ground. I wish I had a spot to put mine into the ground...however, it would very quickly grow to 30ft/10m tall (most likely in less than 2 years).

Does this tree grow in Corfu?

26 May, 2011

 

I've a feeling that it may be soon!

26 May, 2011

 

Yes, it'll be soon, maybe a couple of weeks. The pods will have to turn light brown and then they'll be ready. Yummy!

26 May, 2011

 

Growing in Corfu I meant!!!!

26 May, 2011

 

Ooooohhhhh! LOL! I'm sure it will be very soon!

26 May, 2011

 

Nah....will grow too big for my garden.

26 May, 2011

 

Delonix, My sister in law bought a coffee tree for 5euros. Very small. I did it again, didn't buy it when I should have and now regret it.

26 May, 2011

 

Ice cream....and portion size wrapped.......What a brilliant idea.....lol

26 May, 2011

 

Well, see you weren't going to buy an Ice Cream Bean tree, which is used shade coffee in South America. lol! :>)

Yes, to grow a nice Ice Cream Bean tree you need a huge yard.

27 May, 2011

 

Milky:

Yes, it's definitely portion sized...although, one can eat many dozens. lol! :>)

27 May, 2011

 

You are naughty Delonix. I went to the garden center again today...they didn't have anything different so I bought a rose bush. The smell caught my attention as I walked by it. I still want that coffee tree, will ask them if they can order one for me....you know how it is when you get stuck on something. ;o)))

27 May, 2011

 

Alexandramou:

I'm never naughty, just a smart a**!!! lol! :>)

It's very true, though...Inga edulis is used to shade coffee trees in Central and South America.

28 May, 2011

 

Ah...you learn something new every day.

30 May, 2011

 

That's a good thing. :>)

31 May, 2011

 

They are huge are they good for you is it chewy. No need for a cornet or wafers then lol.

11 Aug, 2017

 

Inside the bean it looks like white cotton candy and tastes like it, also. :>))

13 Aug, 2017

 

Sounds very sweet to taste then so it looks fluffy.

14 Aug, 2017

 

Here's a YouTube video on the fruit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7l6Jp9mkc4

15 Aug, 2017

 

Thank you Andy I shall take a look.

16 Aug, 2017

 

Great! :>))

19 Aug, 2017



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