Robert Kim Wireless Internet Advisor
evdo.hsdpa at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 19:37:09 EST 2006
I love how curt the first few forrays were! and the altitude signature
On 2/3/06, K Q <kumquat at operamail.com> wrote:
> We have heard of them described as sweet snot!
> Kenneth Quattelbaum in Salem, Oregon
> Green Hills East Vineyard in the making
> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 15:49:16 -0500
> From: Bob Hartley
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Akebia
> To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
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> I have two Akebia species, quinata and trifoliata. The nursery I got them from said they will cross pollinate. Both have bloomed but only the quinata has fruited The fruit (picture attached) is a large pod which opens when ripe to expose the edible part. The latter is a stiff,
> clear, colorless gel, maybe 2 by 10 cm. with roughly a hundred embedded seeds., which are round, hard, smooth and about two millimeters in diameter. The gel is sticky, very sweet, but with very little flavor.
> The vine is four or five years old and had eight or ten fruits last summer.
> Bob Hartley, Adams County, PA z6
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