Seeking Ice Cream Bean Seeds

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  1. RodT

    RodT Junior Member

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    Hi all,
    Anyone out there have ice cream been seeds that they are willing to part with.
     
  2. Bananarama

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    They are a weed in my area .. happy to post you some when they mature (seed pods are on trees, yet still green)

    :)

    Be warned .. they are prolific and permaculturists cop a lot of flack for introducing them to the Norther Rivers of NSW.
     
  3. RodT

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    Thanks Bananarama
    Let me know when they are mature
     
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    I shall endeavour to RodT .. otherwise check in in a couple of weeks ?
     
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    They're in the noxious weeds book the week inspector dropped off a few days ago when he was here ... although so is mock orange, & I have no intention of cutting down mine :s
     
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    Ice Cream Bean

    I think you said you get a couple of frosts each year. I wanted to try this tree on the south slope in my San Antonio garden, where the temperature almost never goes below 0 degrees C. We've had an unusually cold winter this year, and I lost a few frost senstive plants. My bananas and papaya all froze back. They're still alive, but they won't produce any fruit this year. A young ice cream tree plant I had in a container didn't make it, but often young plants die, while older plants come through OK. For example, the avocado and citrus trees, which are well established in the ground, are fine.

    Based on your experience, do you think it's worth getting another ice cream bean tree and trying again? It certainly will not be invasive here, since there are hard freezes almost every year in the surrounding area -- my warm microclimate is an exception. If the top of the tree were to freeze, will it grow back from the lower part? It looks like the type of tree that would grow again if cut back.
     
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    Andrew Curr - you about? :)

    I don't know anything about them ... I come from the Northern Rivers & they are viewed as sporn of the devil up there :) Some of the early hippies planted them & they've become feral & invasive.
    I think they might be one of Andrew Currs special interests ... he's pretty on the ball, he'll know all about them. Lets see if we can get him to chime in ...
     
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    I can't answer the frost question as I don't get any here. But I can tell you they are yummy!
     
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    Bananarama, could you please, please, please post me some too? I can send a S.A.E.
    I tried to grow one a few years back, but like many of my early attempts at growing things here ... it died :-(
     

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