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Inga spectabilis, Ice Cream Bean, Guabo, Guaba machete

Inga spectabilis

Ice Cream Bean, Guabo, Guaba machete
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Central and Southern America
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapBig tree taller than 20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersEdibleSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The Inga spectabilis is very rare in cultivation. It is also called the Machete Ice Cream Bean because of its shape. Like the more common Inga edulis, 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. In tropical conditions a seedling can give fruit after 3 years. The tree is very vigorous and fast growing, in favorable conditions it can reach a height of more than 30 ft. The Machete Ice Cream Bean is also can be used as an ornamental shade tree.


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