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Akebia quinata - Chocolate vine

The fruits have many minerals

Akebia quinata - Chocolate vine


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Product information "Akebia quinata - Chocolate vine"

Fruits: Sweet, cucumber-shaped fruit dessert

Height/width: 3-8 m / 4 m

Harvest: Sept.-Oct.


Akebia - classic traditional Asian medicine

It is regarded as analgesic and antipyretic, moreover, it is said to promote wound healing. It looks appetising and is slightly laxative. Akebia quinata is also known to fight fungal and bacterial infections.
  • Flowering Period April
  • Ripeness/Harvest Period September, October
  • Final height 3m to 7.5m
  • Final width 3m to 4m
  • Available February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • Use for group plantings, as a specimen plant
  • Hardiness hardy
  • Soil moist, dry, heavy, moderately heavy, light, slightly alkaline, neutral, slightly acidic
  • Location partial shade, full sun
  • Flower Colour purple/violet
  • Leaf Colour green
  • Lubera Selection This plant is an exclusive launch from Lubera. Lubera searches worldwide for new varieties and species that will make gardening more exciting and easier! We encounter new products again and again that we can exclusively bring to the market after intensive testing.

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Aug 23, 2015

Akebia quinata (Michael Hirst)

I have read elsewhere that in order to ensure cropping it is necessary to have two varieties of the Chocolate Vine, in order that they cross pollinate - is this your experience with the variety you supply? Thank you

May 30, 2016

Akebia quinata (R Ludlow)
says:, followed by large, sausage-shaped fruits, if cross-pollinated by another clone
so yes, you or a close neighbour need another variety.

Jan 3, 2015

Does it taste like cocoa? (Esther)

Hello, Sorry if this is a stupid question, but why is this called "chocolate vine"? It's visibly not a cocoa plant. But does the taste remind you of cocoa? What is the taste like? Is it good raw? Is it better when cooked? Thanks in advance. E

Jan 30, 2015

"Akebia quinata - Chocolate vine (Sonja Hnedrischke)


The fruits have a sweet, fruity taste.
They are suitable for fresh consumption or for the juice and jam production.
In Japan and China, the young shoots are eaten as vegetables.

Kind regards
Your lubera team

Oct 2, 2014

chocoate vine (ann ismail)

how do you eat it ,do you have to cook it or eat it raw thank you

Oct 6, 2014

Akebia (Sonja)


the fruits of the Akebia can be eaten raw without the peel, just like a Kiwi.
You don't Need to cook it.

Kind regards
Your Lubera Team