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Nat starts with ...
I am thinking of getting an ice cream bean tree but im not sure if i have the room does anyone know the approximate dimensions of this tree
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denise1 says...
In suitable conditions they can be about 6m, sometimes less and often more.
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15th March 2014 10:43am
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Nat says...
Some other sources told me 15m high by 15m wide
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Mike Tr says...
Most species get 15m to 20m high and equally wide but some smaller species are only 5 to 10m. They probably stay smaller in places cooler that their native range.
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Nat says...
Would you happen to know those species and if they would survive in the suptropical region and do they taste as good
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denise1 says...
I have noticed much overlapping of identification of the different species. Just find a good tree and grow a seed from that and forget about what specie someone calls it.
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Nat says...
I have noticed that to i think i might settle for the inga edulis its the easiest to find and if it starts to take over i can just prune it a bit
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Nat says...
If i were to plant an ice cream tree in a pot how many litre would the pot have to be and would it make the tree a lot smaller
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Mike Tr says...
Here are some machete style Inga and in the handsome hand is also an edulis.Getting them to fruit in a pot will be a tough gig and one seed per pot is even too much.
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Nat says...
Thanks but does having the tree in a pot make it smaller
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Mike Tr says...
Yes it makes pretty well all species smaller. The problem is vigour and the root system.
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Nat says...
Yeah thats my only worry i have done some research and it says a 75litre pot would be fine but im not so sure about that
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StaceysGarden says...
Hi,

Does anyone have ice cream bean seed they could send me?

Would one fruit in a 100L pot?

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Starling1 says...
I'm not sure if an inga will fruit in a 100l pot. I've got one growing in an old fridge which is 350L, it's about 2.5m tall so far with quite a spread and no sign of fruit yet. This may just mean it's not ready yet, however.
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Tommoz says...
There are plenty of inga that will fruit in a 100L pot. A friend has five different species, not sure on some of the IDs though. Inga vulpina and Inga congesta easily could, the latter grows to about 1m tall when mature.

Edit: Stacey email me **removed**
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Markmelb says...
Was wondering is the fridge for cooling in Summer? or maybe for insulation? Like to see a Pic as could be great as an Ice Cream Bar Fridge too?
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StaceysGarden says...
Tommoz, would your mate be willing to share some seed? :P
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21st October 2016 11:17am
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Starling1 says...
Nothing that sophisticated Mark. Just a ghetto version of a large pot/raised bed really. Waste not want not; saved me a trip to the tip and gave the Inga a home. I used a grinder to cut a hole in the back for drainage, then buried it about half its maximum height.
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Markmelb says...
There a couple of inga trees at Melbournes Collingwood children Farm in Abbotsford, but ive never been there when pods are on it as people maybe take off too soon wondering what they are - never gets a frost there and is well drained river soil by the Yarra river.

There is quite a good specimen at BAAG Nursery thats not flowered yet and Im sure its from Daleys stock.Its about 5mt tall and doesnt get pruned - would pruning help??

A guy rang our 3AW radio gardening program too that I listen to and he said he got his to fruit in a pot - didnt say what size tho and dont know if hes ever been on this forum. Mine is in a 30lt pot and regrowing after winter again.
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Original Post was last edited: 23rd October 2016 1:09pm
allybanana says...
Rainforest nursury in Tura beach had Inga fruiting in approx 40 l pot, so 100 liter should fruit no worries. These icecream beans were Daleys stock from approximately ten years ago
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Chad1 says...
Mine is in a 45 litre bonsai bag and is flowering
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