Flowers 5-8cm across are white and purple, an attraction in themselves. Formed on currant season's wood and will flower in the first year. Vigorous evergreen vine with tendrils and deeply lobed green shiny leaves. The stem becomes woody with age. Life expectancy of a plant is 4 - 7 years. Egg shaped, 4-7.5 cm dark purple fruit with a yellow-orange juicy aromatic flavoured pulp filled with small black seeds.
Can grow 1.5-7m per year once established.
Flowers are only open for the day and start to wilt by the afternoon.
Needs warm temperatures to be fertile.
Harvest when fruit changes from green to dark purple, from February to June.