Inga edulis

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Inga edulis

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Description

Ice Cream Bean Tree.

Seed pods grow up to 1 metre long and contain edible sweet, juicy, white pulp that has a soft cotton wool texture and tastes of vanilla ice-cream. Which is loved by children. Can be eaten fresh or used as flavouring for deserts.

Seeds can be cooked and eaten like a vegetable, in Mexico they roast and sell as a snack.

A medium sized ornamental tree has dark green pinnate leaves, having a reddish bronze colour when young. Trees can be deciduous or evergreen depending on climate.

Will fruit from 3 years.

Self fertile, but if two or more are planted the yield will increase.

Grows 6 to 8m

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