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Veliyath Gardens

Guama Ice Cream Bean (Inga laurina)

Regular price 300.00
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Plant Type
Guama Ice Cream Bean is an evergreen tree with an dense, low, rounded crown, that can grow up to 20 metres tall, but is usually smaller. The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use. The slightly aromatic flesh surrounding the seeds in the seedpod has sweet taste with a hint of vanila. The tree is also commonly planted as a shade tree for coffee and cocoa plantations, and is sometimes grown as an ornamental.


Common Name:  Ice Cream Bean, Guama

Botanical Name: Inga laurina

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2 to 3 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate