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Diddydoit

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

nutcutlet

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

Diddydoit
yes nut "akebia quinata" apparenly the fruit is supposed to taste like tapioca but i never liked the look of it to try it.
nutcutlet

I wouldn't put tapioca in my mouth either

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

Diddydoit

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

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nutcutlet

It's a bit of a taker over.

I've PMd you David

Berghill

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

Diddydoit

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

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Silver surfer

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

 

 

Diddydoit

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

 

Silver surfer

Maybe someone in your neighbourhood has one as well.

Diddydoit

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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