Ice Cream Bean
Although numerous species are called the ice cream bean, this is the most common species attributed the name. Fruit is a long pod, sometimes a few feet in length, containing a bright-white pulp surrounding several large seeds. Flavor is sweet and resembles vanilla ice cream. Very popular fruit in many parts of Central and South America.
Medium to large sized tree up to 60+ feet tall.
Will stand temperatures to the 30's when mature.
Grow in full sun. Naturally occurs near river banks, so it enjoys year-round irrigation.
Almost always eaten fresh. Trees are sometimes planted to provide shade to coffee and cacao plantations.
Native to riverbanks, swamps and lakes of the Brazilian Amazon.