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Lardizabala biternata
English Name:Zabala Fruit
Family:Lardizabalaceae
Native
Excellent ornamental value (A +)
Height: 10 m.
USDA Hardiness Zone 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year. Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month). Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter. Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light. In shadow. Steep slopes facing south or a vegetation cover which filters 40 - 80 % of light. In deep shadow. Deep ravines facing south with additional shadow from trees, or where there is a very dense vegetation cover which gives 80 - 100 % shadow (for instance, the Valdivian forests)
Shrub Climber Average germination, 30 - 60 % Blue, 6 petals
Edible plant
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Because these seeds can not be stored for long times (they are recalcitrant), these seeds are available only during the following period: March-June
These seeds are generally restocked in: March

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One packet contains at least 22 seeds.

This plant is little known outside Chile, although many locals crave for its sweet fruits.
It is somewhat easier to cultivate than Bell flower (Lapageria rosea), although their habitats are more or less similar. Lardizabala is somewhat more tolerant to sunlight and does not require such acid soil as Lapageria rosea. To obtain good results you need fresh seeds and cold stratification (soak the seeds for one day in water, then put them into wet sand and put them into refrigerator at about +2 +5 C for about 30 days. Allow the seeds to breathe (ventilate from time to time) and check the humidity of the sand (it tends to dry out quickly, so adding moisture every three-four days is a must)