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16/08/2013 at 21:15

I have a chcolate vine which fruited last year,however i have had nothing this year.Do they fruit every other year?

16/08/2013 at 21:46

Is that Akebia? I've only had flowers once and never fruit.

16/08/2013 at 22:39
yes nut "akebia quinata" apparenly the fruit is supposed to taste like tapioca but i never liked the look of it to try it.
16/08/2013 at 22:42

I wouldn't put tapioca in my mouth either

My akebia grows like mad, plenty of leaves but that's about all

16/08/2013 at 22:46

I have chopped mine right back this year.It was blocking out too much light.

16/08/2013 at 23:00

It's a bit of a taker over.

I've PMd you David

17/08/2013 at 10:22

Ours flowers well every year, but only produced fruit once. We cut it back to the trellis every year to keep it in bounds.

29/08/2013 at 11:04

I am tempted to dig it out and start again with various clematis and honey suckles.

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29/08/2013 at 12:45

Akebia quinata has male flowers and female flowers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Akebia_quinata_in_Mount_Ibuki_2011-05-21.JPG

 

Female flowers...

 

http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/potd/2005/04/akebia_quinata_1.php

 

Male flowers of white Akebia...

 

http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/potd/2005/04/akebia_quinata_1.php

 

To get the seed pods/fruits you need 2 clones to get cross pollination.

 

http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/potd/2005/09/akebia_quinata_2.php

 

 

30/08/2013 at 11:30

i dont understand that it can produce fruit as there is only one plant?

 

30/08/2013 at 15:31

Maybe someone in your neighbourhood has one as well.

31/08/2013 at 19:00

Thats possible i suppose,how ever i have made my choice and it,s going.I think it,s a very dull plant with a vey short flower life of which you dont notice them unless you are close to them.

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