Chocolate vine Overview
A small genus with 5 deciduous or semi-evergreen, woody, climbing plants bearing sweet, edible, purple fruit with white flesh. They are normally grown for their fruit and foliage, but some species are considered invasive, particularly in the USA. Flowers are formed in clusters and may have a scent, usually they are some form of pink-red in colour.
How to propagate Chocolate vine
Propagate by seed in the autumn or spring, by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.
Layering in the winter.
Other uses of Chocolate vine
Grown for their leaves, edible and ornamental fruit, and flowers. Climbing. The leaves are used as a tea and the