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Ice Cream Bean - free to good home!

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Phil starts with ...
If anyone in Melbourne would like a 3ft tall Ice Cream Bean plant for free they're welcome to it. It really needs to go to a milder climate than I have here (snowing today) and should do well in a frost free area in the city. Pick it up if you're passing through. Attractive plant with pulpy fruits which taste like vanilla icecream. Thanks, Phil (Woodend/Mt Macedon, Vic).
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17th May 2008 12:59pm
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lynne says...
Phil
I've been looking into this plant but did not purchase it as understand that it's not likely to fruit in Melb. However, if you're giving it up, I'd like to try and grow it in a pot to be moved indoors/outdoors. But as I probably can't make it out there for a few weeks, if it's still available and not dead by then, I'd be grateful to have it. (But if anyone else can take it in the mean time, they should - the earlier it's moved to a warmer place, the better).
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18th May 2008 1:06pm
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Phil says...
Thanks Lynne
It's currently in an 8" pot already and have moved it into the glasshouse where it spent last winter with no ill effects. I'll hang on to it for whenever it suits - am just near Hanging Rock.
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lynne says...
Thanks very much Phil. Good to know that it's been well looked after. I'm surprised that even a glasshouse is not warm enough for it... Will try to get there at the earliest opportunity. But if someone would like it in the mean time, please pass it onto them.
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18th May 2008 8:17pm
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Anonymous says...
Phil, if you still have the ice cream bean, would you be able to please email me your contact details? cclynne@gmail.com
Also, would you like a damson plum tree? Plums are sweet enough to eat fresh but can be stewed. It's currently in the ground.
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Lachlann says...
Ice Cream Beans grow vigorously and fruit well here on the South Coast of NSW, only a couple of degrees warmer than Melbourne, I reckon with a bit of greenhouse warming and a good microclimate Melbourne could be quite successful. They do need some room however.
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Gardener says...
Hi Phil

Just wondering if Lynne has collected your ice-cream bean tree?

We're chasing one.

Thanks
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Phil. says...
Hi Gardener
I could send you some seed if you like, I live up near Murwillumbah in Nth NSW and there is a tree not far from where I live. Will look out for some ripe pods, should be easy enough to germinate. I think from memory I bought my ice cream bean from Green Patch organic seeds by mail from Taree in NSW.
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Gardener says...
Thanks Phil, but the picture you were kind enough to send, doesn't look the same as the picture on Daley's site. Are we looking at the same bean? Confused? Daley's said that it has white pulp. Does yours taste like ice-cream? Thanks
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Phil. says...
Actually the picture I posted doesn't even show the pulp, just the bean pod and the seeds. I promise there is pulp inside the bean.
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Gardener says...
Phil, that would be great. How can we go about getting hold of the seeds and reimbursing you for any costs?

Thank you so very much.
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Phil. says...
Let me see if there are any viable seeds first, will check under the tree and collect some at the first opportunity, it's in the next town so keep am eye out on this post for an update.
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Gardener says...
Phil, this is very kind. Thank you.
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Phil says...
Update on seeds - the pods on the tree I have been watching are not quite ripe, will collect some and send them when they are a little more mature
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fruitsafficionado says...
Phil, could I ask also for some pods?
I have been looking into this ice cream bean plant for a little while, and want to give a crack at growing it.
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Phil says...
No worries, will repost when I have some ripe seeds to send, keep an eye out for me online.
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Gardener says...
Hi Phil

Great to hear about the pods. Waiting in anticipation.

Thanks
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Ice cream bean seeds taking a little longer to ripen than I had anticipated, maybe due to the long spell of wet weather. Will let you know when they are ready.
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Violet_Cactus says...
Those Ice Cream Bean Trees would have to be one of the toughest plants around.

Mine is doing well in Melbourne.

It always looks sad in winter then comes back into full leaf in spring and looks amazing throughout summer.

For two years during this drought I had mine planted at our holiday house, where it received no extra watering because we hardly ever visited. It received no pampering at all during the winters.

In hard-baked clay soil, this tough tree survived. It didn't grow much, but it survived.

I've since dug it up, potted it and brought it back to our home garden in the Melbourne suburbs where it is currently looking lush and happy in rich potting soil with regular watering.

Has had no pods yet, but I don't blame it.

So, anyone wanting to grow them in Melbourne, particularly in frost-free areas, I say 'go for it'.

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Marg says...
Hi Phil and v-c it is Marg from the tryhard tropical garden in Camberwell

I think woopee we have one small bean this year..(gee I had better check after the hail yesterday) :)
Phil all your plants are doing really really well. I'll stick to the topic here and catch you up on other topics as they come up

cheers to both of you Marg


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John Mc says...
Hey Marg,
Watch out the Lorikeet's don't get a taste for it. They've destroyed every bean on a very large tree near me. They don't touch the seeds, they're after the ice cream between the seeds.
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Marg says...
Just what I need another critter who thinks the garden is their maccas!!!:)
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BJ says...
I've got a number of inga seedlings growing under my tree - maybe 50 of the little buggers. I was going to dig them up and throw them out, but if anyone wants one, let me know and I'll stick a few in a post pack for you... They are all around 10cms tall.
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krazykangaroo says...
I would love a few and and happy to pay post and packing. rowan.99@gmail.com Thanks for your offer.
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Sarah says...
Hi BJ, yes I'd love to have a couple. I have a spot or 2 I'd like to try out. Will pay for post/packing too. Thank you!!!
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Sarah says...
Hi BJ, yes I'd love to have a couple. I have a spot or 2 I'd like to try out. Will pay for post/packing too. Thank you!!!
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Sarah says...
Hi BJ, yes I'd love to have a couple. I have a spot or 2 I'd like to try out. Will pay for post/packing too. Thank you!!!
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Glory says...
BJ What is it inga seedlings? Is it a tree or bush?
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BJ says...
Inga is the Ice Cream Bean tree. Fair sized tree, fairly quick growing, great for shade. A bit like a Tamarind if I had to compare size and form. Great nitrogen fixer I'm assured...

I'll email folks tonight about the seedlings.
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fruits_afficionados says...
Hi BJ
if you still have some, I would be interested in the ice cream bean seedling.
you can find me at
celeste.ng@gmail.com

thank you very much
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Nick says...
Do you have any left BJ? My email is: niksmaster2008@hotmail.com.

Thank you
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David says...
Hi BJ
Just doing an edible garden for a school in Melbourne. Been asking everywhere for this one. I would be very grateful if you are able to help out if you have anything left. Of course more than happy to pay post and packing. design@normark.com.au
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zady says...
Hi BJ, if you have any left I would love to get some. Happy to pay post and packaging.

zadysundancer@hotmail.com

thanks
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BJ says...
Hi all,
I've just had a son, so its been hard to organise the seedlings. I will be cleaning up this area of the yard this weekend, so if you want a few (I'll probably send about 10 each) email me a didge (underscore) 2001 (at) hotmail (dot) com

just remember to replace the bracketed parts with relevant symbols.
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zady says...
Congratulations on your new addition to the family BJ!
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
I also have some twelve month old seedlings if anyone wants some.
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Adrian says...
Hi mate is the tree still there cause would love to get it if it's possible still.
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Trumpy says...
Hi. Lachlann if you are still around I would really appreciate collecting some ice cream tree seeds from your tree so I know they are adapted for the climate of the NSW South Coast. We are purchasing a farm near Candelo and I would like to plant a ice cream bean tree driveway to provide shade, food for us and stock feed.
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Nick says...
Can I also have some seeds, I had a seedling from Phil but it died (dried out too much I reckon) while I was on holidays :(
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Nicky says...
can someone tell me when the pods are ripe please my parents have an ice cream bean and aren't sure when the pods are ripe. I've been trying to find out for them but nothing will tell me when :(
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BJ says...
The day before the possums eat them all.
When they start to look thick and change colour a little more toward yellow-green they are ready. Though there are many diffferent types with different colours on ripeness...
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Lachlann says...
Sorry Trumpy,
I didn't say the Ice-cream bean tree was mine. It is growing near Wallaga Lake. We probably have a significantly milder climate around here than Candelo, but I guess you have researched your minimum temperatures. If you are driving through this area feel free to ask for me at Tilba farmers' market or adjacent businesses.
Lucky you've got a really good network of assorted growers around Candelo.
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