Fruit from El Salvador

Commerce, TX(Zone 7b)

When I was younger and living in El Salvador (San Miguel) I fell in love with a fruit that looked like a giant green bean. It had shiny thin black oval seed spaced like vertibra and the meat of the fruit was very very white in color and very sweet tasting. The name I remember it by was "Cu-shin" but it may have another name. Anyone know this fruit?

Montreal, QC(Zone 4b)

Pacay or Ice cream bean (Inga feuillei )? Miam miam, tasted it in Bolivia.

Commerce, TX(Zone 7b)

Yes! zarcanat That is it!!!! Thank-you! very much. I had heard that it goes by different names in some other countries. I wonder if this tree could survive in the U.S. ?

Commerce, TX(Zone 7b)

Thanks for the reply MaVieRose. It was the one zarcanat sent a picture of. What a wonderful tasting fruit! Wish it could be purchased here in the U.S. Thanks again for your help.

pensacola, FL(Zone 8a)

you can get seeds at

Commerce, TX(Zone 7b)

Thanks ctbig, I will order from there. Thanks! for your help. Jerry

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