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Inga spectabilis, Ice Cream Bean, Guabo, Guaba machete

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Inga spectabilis
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Ice Cream Bean, Guabo, Guaba machete
Origin: Central and Southern America
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersEdible

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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Inga spectabilis - Machete Ice Cream Bean

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The Inga spectabilis is very rare in cultivation....  more
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Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
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$52.95