hemnancy

Finally- Akebia fruit!

hemnancy
16 years ago

I have 2 Akebias, quinata and trifoliata, that have been growing on an arbor for about 5 years. Though they have flowered several years, this is the first year I have got any fruit, and only on quinata. Perhaps I should have been hand-pollinating all along. I will try that next year.

Akebia are a lovely vine and evergreen where I am in zone 8. Only the pulp is edible, a sweet gelatinous confection full of seeds. The pods split open by themselves and are a pale blue-lavender, and look like something from outer space.

Paghat has an interesting webpage on them.

http://www.paghat.com/akebiafruit.html

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