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Chandramohan

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Ice cream bean
« on: April 22, 2022, 12:52:01 PM »
How to know when the bean is ready to be plucked? Are there any external indicators? Thanks in advance.

« Last Edit: April 22, 2022, 11:20:42 PM by Chandramohan »

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Re: Ice cream bean
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2022, 01:14:26 PM »
You can post a picture but depending on the variety it just needs to be plump, sometimes the color of the pod changes to a more golden hue..

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Re: Ice cream bean
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2022, 02:39:21 PM »
I only have experience with fellulei, and it's ready when it expands and slightly yellows. I would just pick a few at each stage and go from there.

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Re: Ice cream bean
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2022, 08:07:55 PM »
How large are these when they start fruiting from seed?  I have one that is growing rapidly and am hoping it will flower this year or next.  It has multiple trunks 1/2-3/4" diameter and is about 6ft tall

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Re: Ice cream bean
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2022, 08:50:22 PM »
Mine flowered at two and and second flowering at 2 and a half is holding its first fruit. Inga Spectalabis in SoCal.


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Re: Ice cream bean
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2022, 09:32:55 PM »
Thanks.  That looks about the same size as mine.  Mine is edulis (from Oscar I think)

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Re: Ice cream bean
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2022, 11:22:29 PM »
My tree is three years old.


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Re: Ice cream bean
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2022, 10:55:12 PM »
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Re: Ice cream bean
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2022, 07:42:09 AM »
That looks about ready to me. If they are ready they will be plump, as your picture shows and have a slight give to them when you try to open them up by hand. If they still have time they won’t have any give , won’t be easy to open and will still be hard when you touch them. As with many other fruits keep in mind they won’t all be ready at the same time , the fruits ripen at different times on the same tree.

 

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