Akebi Fruit

9541 copyThe akebi is the purple fruit of a wild akebia vine that grows on Honshu and Kyushu. It feels soft to the touch. It’s shape is roughly that of what you’d get if you tried to smush an apple into a banana-shape but gave up about halfway. The part you want to eat is the sweet whitish inside, although that the purple skin and black seeds are also edible. For many Japanese, the appearance of the akebi fruit is a symbol that Autumn has finally arrived.

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One thought on “Akebi Fruit

  1. That is so beautiful, I have never seen a fruit that looks quite like that. Thank you for sharing! ( I found you by following a link on Time Thief’s blog where everyone is saying how lovely your blog is – they are right 🙂 )

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