This hardy perennial vine can be found naturally growing in northern Korea, Russia and Japan. This variety has been commercially cultivated for fruit and leaf production. Can be used as a famine food. The sweet fruits are the size of large grapes.
This variety is "self-pollinating".
Requires very, very well drained soil, do not plant in heavy clay or standing water.
The fruits are high in vitamin C and minerals. The leaves are edible and in Korea are called Darae-sun and consumed as a Namul vegetable.
In Russia, the fruit is sold in farmers markets as a seasonal fruit called "Kishmish".
Zone 4 - 2 year old plants
Available late spring 2023
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