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Five-finger akebia (OG)

Akebia quinata
HOW TO GROW AKEBIA

Sow for 8 weeks at 39˚F then move to 70˚F for germination. Grows in sun or part shade. Provide a sturdy trellis, arbor for the spreading vine to climb on. Akebia has become a naturalized weed in the eastern United States, but has not performed the same way in the west. Still, the plant should be kept in place with regular pruning. Plants in the nursery are prone to problems with powdery mildew, but the disease is much less prevalent in a garden setting. Hardy to 25˚F (-4˚C). Surface sow, press into soil, do not cover. Soil pH 5–8. Hardiness zones 5–9. Perennial.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 835 seeds per ounce. Usual seed life: 3 years.

Planting Depth surface
Soil Temp. Germ. 70˚F
Days to Germ. 80–90 scarify
Plant Spacing 4’
Row Spacing 8’
Days To Maturity 4 years
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained Soil
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Racemes of fragrant red-purple chocolate-scented flowers in spring are followed by 3" blue grey sausage shaped fruits on a large 20-30' twining vine with handsome 5-"fingered" semi-evergreen foliage, sure to excite comment. Vine provides summer shade and screening. The fruits contain edible pulp. The gelatinous plac...
Racemes of fragrant red-purple chocolate-scented flowers in spring are followed by 3" blue grey sausage shaped fruits on a large 20-30' twining vine with handsome 5-"fingered" semi-evergreen foliage, sure to excite comment. Vine provides summer shade and screening. The fruits contain edible pulp. The gelatinous placentation contains seeds but have a sweet flavor, used to make jelly or juice and enjoyed by children playing out in the countryside in the olden days in Japan. The rind, with a slight bitter taste, is used as vegetable, e.g., stuffed with ground meat and deep-fried. In the Chinese pharmacopoeia it is believed to be therapeutic as a diuretic, antiphlogistic, galactagogue and analgesic. The principal use of the herb in China is as a traditional remedy for insufficient lactation in nursing mothers. The medicinal part of the plant is the woody stem which is sliced in transverse sections and prepared as a decoction. The stem contains approximately 30% potassium salts thus giving the diuretic action. The vines are traditionally used for basket-weaving. Also known as Chocolate Vine. Tags: Type: Vining, Color: Blue, Certification: Organic.

Akebia quinata is a shrub that is native to Japan, Eastern China and Korea and naturalized in the eastern United States from Georgia to Michigan to Massachusetts. Native habitat: Woods, hedges and thickets in mountainous areas. Forest margins along streams, scrub on mountain slopes at elevations of 300–1500 meters in China.
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Five-finger akebia (OG)

Akebia quinata
Racemes of fragrant red-purple chocolate-scented flowers in spring are followed by 3" blue grey sausage shaped fruits on a large 20-30' twining vine with handsome 5-"fingered" semi-evergreen foliage, sure to excite comment. Vine provides summer shade and screen...
Racemes of fragrant red-purple chocolate-scented flowers in spring are followed by 3" blue grey sausage shaped fruits on a large 20-30' twining vine with handsome 5-"fingered" semi-evergreen foliage, sure to excite comment. Vine provides summer shade and screening. The fruits contain edible pulp. The gelatinous placentation contains seeds but have a sweet flavor, used to make jelly or juice and enjoyed by children playing out in the countryside in the olden days in Japan. The rind, with a slight bitter taste, is used as vegetable, e.g., stuffed with ground meat and deep-fried. In the Chinese pharmacopoeia it is believed to be therapeutic as a diuretic, antiphlogistic, galactagogue and analgesic. The principal use of the herb in China is as a traditional remedy for insufficient lactation in nursing mothers. The medicinal part of the plant is the woody stem which is sliced in transverse sections and prepared as a decoction. The stem contains approximately 30% potassium salts thus giving the diuretic action. The vines are traditionally used for basket-weaving. Also known as Chocolate Vine. Tags: Type: Vining, Color: Blue, Certification: Organic.

Akebia quinata is a shrub that is native to Japan, Eastern China and Korea and naturalized in the eastern United States from Georgia to Michigan to Massachusetts. Native habitat: Woods, hedges and thickets in mountainous areas. Forest margins along streams, scrub on mountain slopes at elevations of 300–1500 meters in China.
Learn More
HOW TO GROW AKEBIA

Sow for 8 weeks at 39˚F then move to 70˚F for germination. Grows in sun or part shade. Provide a sturdy trellis, arbor for the spreading vine to climb on. Akebia has become a naturalized weed in the eastern United States, but has not performed the same way in the west. Still, the plant should be kept in place with regular pruning. Plants in the nursery are prone to problems with powdery mildew, but the disease is much less prevalent in a garden setting. Hardy to 25˚F (-4˚C). Surface sow, press into soil, do not cover. Soil pH 5–8. Hardiness zones 5–9. Perennial.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 835 seeds per ounce. Usual seed life: 3 years.

Planting Depth surface
Soil Temp. Germ. 70˚F
Days to Germ. 80–90 scarify
Plant Spacing 4’
Row Spacing 8’
Days To Maturity 4 years
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained Soil
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