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Zabalas popping up now - please check your seeds!

I just noticed that about 6 of the Zabala fruit have sprouted. The seeds have been outside in pots all through winter and are just starting to emerge.

The other people who had some seeds should check them to see if they are also coming up. Please reply if any success.
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Linton says...
Lapagerias hatching now! Chilean Bellflower Fruit.

The seeds of Lapageria rosea, which were planted along with the Zabalas have all sprouted now. I germinated them in a pasta sauce container with 4 holes in the lid - that's how you buy it, and it seems to have worked well as all of the 20 or so seeds have sprouted.

I believe that the Lapageria fruit are much loved by Chileans being sweet like passionfruit but they are somewhat difficult to eat due to the seeds.

Cheers!
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Linton says...
Lapageria Fruit!

I recently got these Lapageria seedlings from a local grower in Melbourne. They are already about 1 year old so I would expect them to start producing fruit within the next 2 years.

The fruit has been described as tasting like a cross between passionfruit and custard apple.
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Linton says...
Chilean Zabala Fruit

More of the Zabala seeds have now sprouted so I would have thought that the others who tried them would have had similar success by now.

If they have not yet germinated you should put them in the fridge for about 3 weeks and then plant in pots.
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18th September 2013 12:49pm
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Linton says...
Japanese stauntonia vine

Another vine fruit related to Lardizabala is this Stauntonia Hexaphylla seedling. It seems to be the most difficult to propagate and slowest growing of all of them. It has taken many months to reach this minute size!
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Blue Sausage fargesii's burnt in heat yesterday 36 degrees!

The Blue Sausage leaves got a bit burned where they were exposed to the hot sun. This species really dislikes hot climates but I would be interested to know if anyone down south here is growing them and if they have tasted the fruit.

It's Decaisnea fargesii(Lardizabalaceae)- see fruit picture from web and second picture of the ones I am growing here that got burnt. Cheers!
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Linton says...
Zabalas starting to climb up now!

(See pictures taken yesterday.)

After slowing down over Winter the Zabala fruit vines are starting to take off and are ready to climb. I just have to figure out the best device for them to climb on.
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Linton says...
Zabalas still going strong!

Starting to climb up the trellis now but no flowers yet.
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Linton says...
It's 2 years since the last report on progress of the Zabala fruits. The plants are still in the same pots and have reached the top of the lattice. Now they are flowering for the first time so that's pretty quick considering since it's only a few years since they were first planted from seed. Might get to try some fruit soon.

To be continued.......
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