Zabala

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Scientific Name Lardizabala biternata
Other Names Coguil, Lardizabala
Edible Part Fruit
Hardiness Zone 9+
Origin Chile

Zabala is a climbing vine, to 15 feet, that is native to southern Chilie

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Description

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Foliage

The leaves are ternate (with three leaflets borne on long petioles) to biternate (with the three petioles each bearing three leaflets). The leaflets are dark green above, ovate, and entire or sometimes sparsely toothed with undulating margins

Flower Description

The flower are considered highly ornamental and are black in color. The plant is monoecious, but the flowers are unisexual. Male flowers are borne in hanging racemes and have six united stamens that appear as fleshy, bright green, pointed segments, as well as six small, petaloid nectaries. Female flowers are solitary in leaf axils and contain a fertile gynoecium and six sterile, blunt staminodes. Both types of flowers are small and have six fleshy, ovate petals that range from dark chocolaty purple to light green with purple edges.

Fruit Description

The edible fruit is a fleshy, indehiscent berry. It is often described as sausage-shaped, ovoid-oblong, and green in colour turning to dark purple as it ripens. Lardizabala biternata is often grown for its desirable fruit alone.

Seed Description

The seeds are often hard and shiny, and contained within a pulpy, mucilaginous gel.

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Propagation

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Care and Growth

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Fertilization

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Pest and Disease

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Frost Protection

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Food Uses

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