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Mature ice cream bean in 9B/10a Florida?
« on: October 10, 2018, 02:55:54 PM »
Is it possible to grow inga edulis or feuillei in a 9b or 10a zone in Florida? Or do they dislike high humidity?

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Re: Mature ice cream bean in 9B/10a Florida?
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 04:07:12 PM »
My inga edulis doesn't seem bothered by the humidity.
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Re: Mature ice cream bean in 9B/10a Florida?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 04:19:24 PM »
I grew a seedling in the Miami Dade aria and itís the fastest growing tree in my block, was planted into the ground a little then two years ago and saw some flowers this past weekend.

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Re: Mature ice cream bean in 9B/10a Florida?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 04:49:15 PM »
Mine has more than doubled in size in about 6 months. About 6í tall now, no fruit yet. It does appear a bit sunburned tho.

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Re: Mature ice cream bean in 9B/10a Florida?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2018, 06:09:55 AM »
All of mine were planted in pots (10B-11) but I noticed each had a circling tap root, removed during planting. That may have stunted the growth. The seeds sprout very fast so I'd suggest try planting in soil in place. If you fear squirrels eating the sprouts consider putting a cage over it.

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Re: Mature ice cream bean in 9B/10a Florida?
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2018, 09:09:00 AM »
How cold hardy is this plant? My area sees 25-26 every few years.

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Re: Mature ice cream bean in 9B/10a Florida?
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2018, 02:09:06 PM »
Here was a discussion on hardiness. Florida got a test last winter so maybe some posters have more info now if you revive and ask.
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=24695.0

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Re: Mature ice cream bean in 9B/10a Florida?
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2018, 02:42:01 PM »
My inga edulis doesn't seem bothered by the humidity.

How long have you had it?

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Re: Mature ice cream bean in 9B/10a Florida?
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2018, 04:17:59 PM »
They get more cold tolerant as they mature, but overall they're not cold tolerant, especially for extended periods under freezing temps. As long as the roots survive they can bounce back, but ideally you'll want to protect them from frost.
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Re: Mature ice cream bean in 9B/10a Florida?
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2018, 06:28:30 PM »
My inga edulis doesn't seem bothered by the humidity.

How long have you had it?

Planted seeds from Kona Fruit Farm TFF member on 9/2/16. It's now 5' tall and still
in a pot.
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