Approximately 60.00 seeds per gram
seed-counts are only a guide, not to be used for accurate calculations.
B and T World Seeds' reference number:
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:5
Type of plant - deciduous
Flower: frag. PURPLE, in pend. racemes..(stratify 3 months)(poll. A. quinata)
Fruit: pale PURPLE ov. to 13cm., edible, WHITE pulp, BLACK seeds
Foliage: 3 ovate, 3-6cm. lfts...young dried for tea
Height in meters: 8 X vine
Common names for Akebia trifoliata (mu tong 2):
Akebia trifoliata (mu tong 2)
is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
30: Exotic and Other Fruit and Nut Tree and Shrub List
34: Oriental Herb and Vegetable Seed List
36: Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
39: Climbing Plant Seeds
50: Japanese Native and Introduced Plants
51: Chinese Native and Introduced Plants
55: Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds
190: Trees and Shrubs For Mediterranean Climates
Akebia trifoliata (mu tong 2) seeds will usually germinate in 30-180 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Akebia trifoliata (mu tong 2) seeds on the surface of a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 12°C.
Stratification (cold treatment or vernalization) Some seeds need to be overwintered before they will germinate. Some seeds need just a couple of weeks, others 3 months. Seeds can be stratified in dampened peat or sand, in a plastic box or bag at 4°C or 5°C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium. Very small seeds can be sown on the surface of their growing medium, in pots sealed in plastic bags, and kept in the 'fridge. Many vernalized seeds need light to germinate when they are sown in the "Spring".