Finding Aibika

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Finding Aibika

Postby Rodney » Sat Sep 27, 2003 8:35 am

After living in Papua New Guinea for 14 years I have developed a liking for a edible plant called Aibika. It is from the hibiscus family and has a Maple shaped leaf. Can anyone tell me where I might be able to find some plants to buy in Queensland.
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Finding Aibika

Postby Astar » Sat Sep 27, 2003 1:19 pm

Hi Rodney, As much as I hate to send you to the opposition, there is another garden forum at the Gardening Australia site and a lot of the people on there are from Qld. They are a very knowledgable bunch (not to say we aren't!), but there are a lot more people on that site that love to pass on info. You might get lucky and someone on this site may just have your answer. I hope so. :wink:
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Postby Ann » Fri Oct 24, 2003 4:48 pm

Is it that climber with the choclolate flavoured fruit by any chance? Can't remember where I saw seed for that and it has a similar name. It may be something prohibited or under strict conditions in Australia. Ann
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Postby Ann » Fri Oct 24, 2003 4:55 pm

Akebia, the chocolate vine. Is that it? I have seen it in Bunnings in WA so if that's it, it should be easily available in Queensland. And I have seen seed somewhere in the past.
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Postby Astar » Fri Oct 24, 2003 5:57 pm

Hi Ann, I was going to say the plant you were talking about and the one Rodney is looking for are different, BUT, I looked up my book and the Akebia plant SOMETIMES produces fruit, so it may be the same. I have an Akebia plant but it is only two years old and has not produced fruit yet. Great chocolate smell though. Should be readily available in any large Nursery. :shock:
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Postby Ann » Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:38 pm

I found the other message , so it is a different plant. I was thinking of getting an Akebia now that I will have a patio. Pity our Bunnings has not a large nursery department. But I can get one from one of the online nurseries. Been planting lots of lilies this week in any empty places or close to the spring bulbs.
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