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Redirected from Inga feuillei. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Home Search Contact. Inga cumingiana Benth. Inga feuillei DC. The white seed coating is a sweet treat Photograph by: Dick Culbert.

Flowering branch Photograph by: Forest and Kim Starr. Ripening seedpods Photograph by: Forest and Kim Starr.

Young leaves Photograph by: Forest and Kim Starr. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals. An excellent botanical publication, available for download from the Internet. Publisher U. Readable yet also very detailed. Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.

Publisher University of Wisconsin Year ISBN Description An amazing and comprehensive work, giving a brief guide to the many genera of the family Fabaceae and also the principle uses of the genus.

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Growing Pacay, Inga Feuillei

It is a fast growing tree tht is often planted in its native range for the purpose of pollarding for firewood. Inga feuillei, as is the case with other trees in genus Inga, produce pods that contain an edible white pulp, that is delicious, and tastes like cotton candy. One of the more interesting facts about this tree is that it has nitrogen fixing nodules in its roots. So this tree actually improves the soil it is growing in.


Inga feuilleei

In English they have been called "ice-cream beans" due to the sweet flavor and smooth texture of the pulp. Naturally growing Inga trees produce abundant root nodules, which fix nitrogen, thus adding nitrogen to the soil rather than taking it away, hence benefitting the land by increasing fertility levels. Inga feuilleei is a legume tree that is medium to large in length. Its height can reach an average of 60 feet or taller and will stand temperatures as high as 30 degree Celsius when mature. At low temperatures, these trees are often damaged. These trees generally occur near river banks, so it has year round irrigation. Inga species are dependable, they produce in abundance, and they provide sustenance in bad times.


Similar to the ice cream bean, and sometimes confused with it, the pacay is a large, podded fruit with edible white pulp surrounding large seeds. Seeds are not available for the Pacay. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in November By seeds. Seeds should not be allowed to dry before planting and generally begin germination while still in the fruits.

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