FlowersEdible of the week: Akebia Quinata - also called the “Chocolate Vine”

Edible of the week: Akebia Quinata – also called the “Chocolate Vine”

Growing People website shares an interesting edible wild food that you can actually grow in your garden in the United States as well as the UK.

Common Name: chocolate vine

Type: Vine

Family: Lardizabalaceae

Zone: 4 to 8

Native Range: Japan, China, Korea

Height: 20 to 40 feet

Spread: 6 to 9 feet

Bloom Time: March to April

Bloom Color: Purple

Bloom Description: Chocolate-purple

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Medium

Maintenance: Medium

Flowers: Showy Flowers, Fragrant Flowers

Fruit: Showy Fruit, Edible Fruit

Tolerates: Dense Shade, Deer

Uses: Erosion Control

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