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Topic by XploreOrganics posted 01-12-2011 05:14 PM 3111 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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XploreOrganics

1393 posts in 3720 days
hardiness zone 5b

01-12-2011 05:14 PM

Topic tags/keywords: trade swap

Anyone have any Akebia quinata seeds to trade?

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20 http://colorfulcanary.blogspot.com/



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Radicalfarmergal

4312 posts in 3104 days
hardiness zone 5b

01-12-2011 06:11 PM

I do not have seeds to trade. Chocolate vine has been declared an invasive species here in Massachusetts so I do not grow it. It is a very attractive plant, but it spreads quickly through our forests and chokes out the native plants. Is it cold enough where you live that it does not become a problem?

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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daltxguy

882 posts in 2939 days
hardiness zone 4a

01-13-2011 03:26 AM

Ditto in New Zealand. They are regularly destroyed if found.

A few years ago, DOC ( department of conservation) ran a plant exchange – bring in an invasive species and swap it for a native. Chocolate vine was one of the trade-ins. See this little article about our town here

-- Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. - Thoreau

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countrygal

364 posts in 3638 days

01-13-2011 10:04 AM

I was thinking of giving this one a try too.I have a large arch built between two planter boxes,so that would take care of the invasivness.
I love the fact that it does so well in sun or shade.
I have been looking for seeds but so far no luck.I can notify you if I find some.

-- Southwestern Ontario Canada Zone5b

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XploreOrganics

1393 posts in 3720 days
hardiness zone 5b

01-14-2011 08:06 AM

It is cold here and our growing season is short. I plan to plant it it buckets & bury them in the ground. they are also going on the north side in almost complete shade. plants only become invasive if people don’t manage them. I have dealt with several without issues…I would also like kudzu too :)

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20 http://colorfulcanary.blogspot.com/

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3841 days
hardiness zone 5b

01-14-2011 09:07 AM

XO – i know you don’t plant things just for the fun of it …. what is your goal with the vine?

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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XploreOrganics

1393 posts in 3720 days
hardiness zone 5b

01-14-2011 10:12 AM

I have a shaded spot with acidic soil and an ugly wall I need covered. I don’t want any poisonous plants and would prefer something of edible value for the birds or ourselves. I also want it to be fast growing and preferably flowing & fruiting in almost complete shade…Very hard to find but this plant seems to fit all of my needs for our short season zone 5. Here’s more info: http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Akebia%20quinata

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20 http://colorfulcanary.blogspot.com/

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3841 days
hardiness zone 5b

01-14-2011 10:47 AM

I knew there were a lot of “Plus’” behind your request.
Thanks XO for the info. Good luck with your search

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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angmf2233

18 posts in 2554 days
hardiness zone 6a

01-23-2011 10:03 AM

Summerhill seeds and quite a few others have these seeds, not expensive. Good luck!

-- Angie

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3841 days
hardiness zone 5b

01-28-2011 08:04 AM

I just received a SpringGarden.ca catalogue – it has chocolate vine in it. I didn’t realize the fruit was edible.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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IceFlower

156 posts in 2916 days
hardiness zone 9b

02-01-2011 03:42 PM

Xplore, here’s a link to where you can get the seeds stateside. I know you’re in Newfoundland, but she claims to ship out of the states for small fee. Whatever happens, I wish you luck with your endeavors. I have ordered from her before. She is fairly timely on delivery (But she’s also only one state up from me,k I don’t know if that would matter)
She is also a bit stingy with the seed allotment, but everything I’ve ordered germinates, so I don’t complain too much when I really want something she has. An example of stingy is ‘asclepias tuberosa….’ this is a very common weed/butterfly plant and reproduces seed readily. She’ll sell you 5 to 10…geez :(

http://www.georgiavines.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_18&products_id=201

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