Akebia fruits under the arch hit my head each time I pass the gate.
|The upper entrance of the garden, where Akebia bears purple fruits.|
|Akebia is thoroughly covering the house wall (right).|
I harvested 70 fruits altogether, because a very strong typhoon is coming this weekend.
|More than half of fruits have already opened.|
|Reddish purple fruits of a wild akebia|
|Purple fruits of a cultivar variety|
We enjoyed Akebia fruits with a cup of herb tea (ｌemon grass and mint). Jelly material that contains many seeds are sweet (just taste it, not eat seeds). We bought these two teacups (below) at an antique shop in Stow-on-the-Wold.
|This is my teacup|