ICE CREAM BEAN TROPICAL FRUIT TREE SEEDLING INGA EDULIS 4 OR MORE INCHES TALL.

December 30, 2019 - Comment

PLEAS SEE MY OTHER OFFER IN MY EBAY STORE WHERE I OFFER 2 PLANTS AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE OF $36 IN ORDER FOR MY CUSTOMERS TO HAVE A BACK UP PLAN TO ENSURE SUCCESS!! ONE LOCAL CUSTOMER I HAD BOUGHT 2 PLANTS AND SOLD THE SECOND PLANT TO A FRIEND. YOU COULD ALSO GIVE THE

PLEAS SEE MY OTHER OFFER IN MY EBAY STORE WHERE I OFFER 2 PLANTS AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE OF $36 IN ORDER FOR MY CUSTOMERS TO HAVE A BACK UP PLAN TO ENSURE SUCCESS!! ONE LOCAL CUSTOMER I HAD BOUGHT 2 PLANTS AND SOLD THE SECOND PLANT TO A FRIEND. YOU COULD ALSO GIVE THE SECOND PLANT TO A FELLOW GARDENER AS A GIFT. 🙂 THIS OFFER WILL NOT LAST AS I ALSO SELL MY PLANTS LOCALLY. NOTE WELL: YOUR PLANT WILL BE SECURELY PACKAGED IN A PLASTIC WRAPPED BIODEGRADABLE CONTAINER WITH WET SOIL-LESS MEDIUM TO PRESERVE MOISTURE DURING THE 2-3 DAY SHIPPING. DESPITE MY BEST EFFORTS TO PRESERVE THE INTEGRITY OF THE PLANT, IT ISN’T UNUSUAL TO FIND THAT LEAVES MAY APPEAR WILTED OR MAY HAVE FALLEN OFF THE PLANT ON ARRIVAL. THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOUR PLANT DIED. WATER YOUR PLANT WITH DISTILLED OR SPRING WATER IMMEDIATELY AND PLACE NEAR A SUNNY WINDOW IF NECESSARY. UNFORTUNATELY SOMETIMES PACKAGES ARE DAMAGED DURING SHIPPING BY THE POSTAL SERVICES AND SOMETIMES THEY ARE LEFT IN A HOT MAILBOX FOR TOO LONG WHICH CAN LEAD TO THE DEATH OF A PLANT. PLEASE, IF POSSIBLE, HAVE SOMEONE COLLECT YOUR PLANT AS SOON AS IT IS DELIVERED SO THAT IT DOES NOT OVERHEAT IN A HOT MAILBOX. IN THE EVENT THAT YOUR PLANT IS DESTROYED ON ARRIVAL THEN PLEASE MESSAGE ME IMMEDIATELY WITH PHOTOGRAPHIC PROOF OF THE CONDITION OF YOUR PLANT AND I WILL DO THE BEST I CAN TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT. MY CUSTOMERS ARE MY GREATEST ASSETS SO YOUR SATISFACTION IS MY GREATEST CONCERN. INFORMATION ABOUT ICE CREAM BEAN PLANT: INGA EDULIS IS ALSO KNOWN AS ICE-CREAM -BEAN, GUAMA, GUABA, JOAQUINIQUIL, OR CUANIQUIL DEPENDING ON WHICH CONTINENT YOU ARE ON. THE INGA GENUS IS A GROUP OF TROPICAL SHRUBS/TREES THAT HAVE NITROGEN FIXING ROOTS BELONGING TO THE LEGUME FAMILY. ORIGINATING IN PERU AND TYPICALLY NATIVE TO MOST OF SOUTH AMERICA, INGA EDULIS CAN BE GROWN IN ALL 50 STATES SIMPLY BY CONTAINER GROWING IN COLDER CLIMATES AND BRINGING YOUR PLANT INDOORS BEFORE TEMPERATURES FALL BELOW 40 DEGREES. ENSURE THAT YOUR PLANT/TREE RECEIVES LOTS OF LIGHT WHEN CONTAINER GROWN INDOORS. INGA EDULIS IS A FAST GROWING AND VERY EASY TO MAINTAIN EVERGREEN TREE IN TROPICAL REGIONS, BUT MAY ALSO BE DECIDUOUS WHEN PLANTED IN COLDER CLIMATES. UNDER IDEAL CONDITIONS, MATURE TREES CAN REACH UP TO 30 METERS (98 FEET HIGH) WITH BRANCHES THAT FORM A BROAD, FLAT, RELATIVELY DENSE CANOPY. (DON’T WORRY ABOUT YOUR TREE REACHING THESE DIMENSIONS UNLESS YOU LIVE IN A RAIN FOREST). A MAJOR BENEFIT OF THIS TREE IS IT’S ABILITY TO FIX NITROGEN IN THE SOIL WHICH IMPROVES THE GROWTH OF OTHER PLANTS AS WELL AS THE FACT THAT IT IS EASIER TO GROW THAN MOST OTHER DOMESTIC FRUIT TREES. INGA EDULIS MAKES AN EXCELLENT SHADE TREE AND IS OFTEN USED TO SHADE COFFEE, COCOA AND TEA PLANTATIONS. THE WOOD HAS BEEN KNOWN TO BE USED FOR FIREWOOD AND TIMBER FOR FUEL DUE TO IT’S HIGH CALORIC CONTENT BUT WEAK SMOKE PRODUCTION. THE FRUIT IS CONTAINED IN A SEEDPOD THAT CAN RANGE UP TO ALMOST 40 INCHES IN SOME VARIETIES. MULTIPLE SEEDS ARE SURROUNDED BY A WHITE TRANSLUCENT PULP THAT HAS A COTTON-CANDY APPEARANCE WITH A JELLY LIKE SWEET FLAVOR THAT HAS BEEN COMPARED TO VANILLA ICE CREAM, (HENCE THE NAME VANILLA BEAN). SEEDPODS CAN VARY IN THE QUANTITY OF PULP SURROUNDING THE SEED. IT HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT SOME OF THE ECUADORIAN VARIETIES HAVE A SLIGHT CINNAMON FLAVOR THAT IS QUITE PLEASANT. THE FRUIT IS VERY POPULAR AMONG CHILDREN AND AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE KNOWN AS CACHIRI IS ENJOYED IN ECUADOR, BRAZIL, PERU AND COLUMBIA. THIS TREE DOES BEST IN A WELL DRAINING SOIL AND PREFERS HIGH HUMIDITY SO EXTRA WATER DURING DRY HOT DAYS ARE VERY BENEFICIAL TO IT’S GROWTH. BECAUSE THIS IS A NITROGEN FIXING TREE, NO ADDITIONAL NITROGEN FERTILIZER IS REQUIRED. ONCE YOUR TREE IS WELL ESTABLISHED, FERTILIZE WITH 0-10-0 RATIO FISH EMULSION-BASED FERTILIZER. APPLY THIS MONTHLY TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE POTASSIUM. MAGNESIUM SULFATE (2 TO 3 TABLESPOONS) DISSOLVED IN WATER AND POURED AROUND THE DRIP LINE OF THE TREE ON A MONTHLY BASIS IS ALSO EXTREMELY BENEFICIAL. MULCH THE BASE OF THE TREE TO RETAIN MOISTURE IN THE SOIL. WATER GENEROUSLY TWICE A WEEK DURING FLOWERING AND FRUITING SEASON. MEDICINALLY, INGA EDULIS HAS BEEN INVESTIGATED WITH SEVERAL STUDIES INDICATING THE PRESENCE OF BENEFICIAL POLYPHENOLS THAT CAN BE USED AS ANTIOXIDANTS. THE TREE IS WELL UTILIZED IN SOUTH AMERICAN FOLK MEDICINE. LEAVES, BARKS AND ROOTS ARE COMMONLY MADE INTO A DECOCTION FOR THE TREATMENT OF DIARRHEA, ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM. COUGHS, AND HERPETIC SORES ON THE LIPS ARE OFTEN TREATED USING BOILED LEAVES THAT ARE EITHER INGESTED, IN THE CASE OF COLDS, OR TOPICALLY APPLIED IN THE CASE OF HERPETIC LESIONS ON THE LIPS. PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS. I AM NOT A PHYSICIAN, THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF CULTURAL EDUCATION AND IS NOT TO BE USED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. HAPPY GARDENING!!! 🙂

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