Tropicals forum: inga edulis - Ice Cream Bean

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Name: Arielle
Florida (Zone 9b)
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akatarina
Apr 9, 2015 7:39 AM CST
Hello everyone!

I am looking for some inga (ice cream bean) seeds for my boyfriend's birthday (April 23rd). I've checked all the usual tropical seed websites (TopTrop, Tradewinds, Tropilab, etc.) with no luck - it seems that they're all out of stock! Does anyone have any tips on where to find some? If not, there's always next year Smiling Thanks for any help, and hope you're all having an amazing day!

- Arielle


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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Apr 9, 2015 10:27 AM CST
Perhaps your thinking of Inga feuillei.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inga_feuilleei

http://b-and-t-world-seeds.com/cart_print.asp?species=Inga%2...

It may be a bit early in the season to find seeds.
Name: Arielle
Florida (Zone 9b)
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akatarina
Apr 9, 2015 11:23 AM CST
Hmm, Inga feuillei could be it.

It sounds extremely similar to inga edulis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inga_edulis). Do you know what the difference between them is (aside from "bean" appearance)? I would like to purchase whichever variety is the one they call "ice cream bean". It kind looks like both the feuillei and edulis have the nickname.
Name: Arielle
Florida (Zone 9b)
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akatarina
Apr 9, 2015 11:24 AM CST
I think I just answered my own question. Edulis just means edible in latin. Still no seeds yet though :)
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Apr 9, 2015 2:04 PM CST
Inga feuillei is the common Ice Cream Bean. Mine is just now making flowers.
Name: Arielle
Florida (Zone 9b)
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akatarina
Apr 10, 2015 12:26 PM CST
That's pretty exciting. Where did you come across your seeds?
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Apr 17, 2015 2:39 PM CST
Got a plant at a nursery, called Inga edulis, later figured it is Inga feuillei.

If the tree produces good seeds this year, I can make them available.
Name: Arielle
Florida (Zone 9b)
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akatarina
Apr 22, 2015 2:41 PM CST
That would be awesome! TopTropicals had a whole 1 Gal tree for sale if anyone is interested, but for pick-up only (located outside of Ft. Myers FL). About $50.00
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Apr 25, 2015 8:24 AM CST
Ouch!

A 1 gal tree is worth about $10.


Name: Arielle
Florida (Zone 9b)
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akatarina
Apr 27, 2015 9:59 AM CST
Wow, good to know!
San Diego (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Roses Region: California
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Mark619
Jun 9, 2015 10:53 AM CST
akatarina said:Wow, good to know!


I live by some folks who have huge ice cream bean trees inside there yards..I can possibly ask them for some fruit and send it to you if you are still in search of....let me know
Name: Arielle
Florida (Zone 9b)
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akatarina
Jun 9, 2015 2:24 PM CST
Mark, that would be amazing!!!
San Diego (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Roses Region: California
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Mark619
Jun 9, 2015 8:00 PM CST
akatarina said:Mark, that would be amazing!!!


Okay! Let me work on it, I know I can get them for sure!
Name: Arielle
Florida (Zone 9b)
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akatarina
Jun 10, 2015 7:49 AM CST
Thank you :D
San Diego (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Roses Region: California
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Mark619
Jun 11, 2015 11:26 PM CST
akatarina said:Thank you :D


I stopped by today they are still flowering he said to check back in two weeks and he will have some for us!!
Name: Arielle
Florida (Zone 9b)
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akatarina
Jun 13, 2015 8:44 PM CST
Woohoohoo! Thank you so much :)

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