[nafex] Akebia anyone?

Lon J. Rombough lonrom at hevanet.com
Thu Mar 8 22:57:31 EST 2001


I LIKE raw okra, but while I don't hate akebia, it wasn't as interesting as
okra.
-Lon
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>From: Ginda Fisher <ginda at concentric.net>
>To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
>Subject: Re: [nafex] Akebia anyone?
>Date: Thu, Mar 8, 2001, 6:32 PM
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>You have just described okra.  There are people who really like okra. 
>Even those who don't (like me) can enjoy it when it is used to thicken
>soup.
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>Ginda
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>"Lon J. Rombough" wrote:
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>> Actually, the Akebia I've had didn't really have much of ANY taste - just a
>> bland, slight sweetness.  Combine that with the mucus-like texture of the
>> "pulp" and it's not something I can envision a lot of uses for.  If it had
>> some sort of taste, it might be like black currants, and be good with some
>> cooking/blending with other things, but this stuff just isn't that
>> interesting.  I suppose it was used more because of a lack of actual bad
>> taste and from sheer necessity than any other reason I can think of.
>> -Lon Rombough
>> Grapes, unusual fruits, writing, consulting, more, at
>> http://www.hevanet.com/lonrom  See new additions to the site, Feb. 2001,
>> plus word on my grape book.
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>> >From: Thomas Olenio <tolenio at sentex.net>
>> >To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
>> >Subject: Re: [nafex] Akebia anyone?
>> >Date: Thu, Mar 8, 2001, 6:52 AM
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>> >Hi,
>> >
>> >Quick question...
>> >
>> >A lot of people would say that Black Currants taste like shoe innersoles,
>> >less the sugar, but they make my favorite jelly.  To which the ney-sayers
>> >say, add enough sugar to anything and it will taste good.
>> >
>> >Is there any good use of this Akebia, or is it only the best fruit that
>> >can be grown in its native region?
>> >
>> >I don't mean to knock anyone's opinion, but if I had not picked black
>> >currants and processed them into jelly, I would have missed out on
>> >something I like.
>> >
>> >Maybe this would make a good annual NAFEX meeting event, tasting
>> >fruit recipes made of less accepted fruit.  All people would need to do is
>> >bring a couple jars of their best less known fruit preserves, and let
>> >people taste them on soda crackers.
>> >
>> >I am still anxious to taste quince off my own tree, but have no plan to
>> >eat one raw.
>> >
>> >Just a thought.  No offense meant to anyone.  Taste is SO subjective.
>> >
>> >Regards,
>> >Tom
>> >
>> >--
>> >Thomas Olenio
>> >Ontario, Hardiness Zone 6a
>> >
>> >On Thu, 8 Mar 2001, Lon J. Rombough wrote:
>> >
>> >> Imagine sweetened glue - that's what the pulp tastes like.  Edible, but
>> >> hardly wonderful.  The fruits have a purple-blotchy look that makes them
>> >> look like a vine full of excised cancer tumors. Keep the vines if you want
>> >> an ornamental - the flowers are nice - but skip it if you want fruit.
>> >> -Lon Rombough
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>> >> >From: lostman_amiga at yahoo.com
>> >> >To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
>> >> >Subject: [nafex] Akebia anyone?
>> >> >Date: Thu, Mar 8, 2001, 5:26 AM
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>> >> >hey, has anyone tryed the Akebia vine yet? I found 2 at home depot a
>> >> >while back an was wondering how the fruit was?
>> >> >My is in bloom now and I read that hand pollenation gives more fruit
>> >> >
>> >> >They were cheap, so I thought I would give it a try.
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