Although appreciated in their native region (China, Korea, and Japan), the fruits are rarely cultivated there and have not been introduced elsewhere on a significant scale. Each plant produces up to three pendent fruits, purplish in colour. Those of A. trifoliata may reach a length of 12 cm (5"). They burst open when ripe to reveal thick, semi-transparent flesh and numerous black seeds. This flesh, which has only a faint flavour, is edible, and so is the skin.