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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.
It is for this reason that it is frequently grown as a shade crop for coffee trees in commercial coffee plantations. Inga feuillei is a medium to large sized tree up to 60 ft tall. Pubescent hairs with rusty color on young branchlets. Leaves have pairs of oblong-elliptic leaflets, with a terminal leaflet.
Inflorescences in spikes of white filaments resembling dandelion seed heads, followed by large flat bean pods filled with sweet floss like, edible material surrounding edible seeds. Keep them evenly hydrated. Like jaboticaba, these grow near water, so they like constant moisture. Inga feuillei does not need nitrogen due to its nitrogen fixing nodules on its roots. Plant this tree in full sun.
These grow quite fast. As a result, they are not a very good choice for growing in containers. This tree is best suited to growing in the ground in the warmest parts of the country.
I have not found any pests to be a problem for this plant in Florida. Your email address will not be published.
Light Full sun. Water Keep them evenly hydrated. Fertilizer Inga feuillei does not need nitrogen due to its nitrogen fixing nodules on its roots. Cultivation Plant this tree in full sun. This tree is best suited to growing in the ground in the warmest parts of the country Pests I have not found any pests to be a problem for this plant in Florida. Back to Fruit. Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.
Growing Pacay, Inga Feuillei
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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.
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.