Smells Like Chocolate and Produces Edible Fruit!
Drink in the fragrance in summer; harvest the dessert in fall! Very fragrant, lilac-purple flowers come in early summer and smell like chocolate. Use this Japanese native as a climber or a ground cover it looks great on trellises, arbors and fences. Very hardy, this unusual vine produces exotic leathery leaves and large fruit that ripen in mid to late fall. The edible pulp tastes like tapioca pudding!