Zabala Fruit belongs to a genus made up of two South America species only. It is an evergreen vine from woods with leathery, dark green, slightly glossy leaves, pendulous racemes of brownish-black flowers followed by egg-shaped, edible fruits. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a protected and sunny spot. Plants require a climbing aid and need a very good winter protection (i.e. plastic airfoil around the vines and a thick dry mulch layer at the base). This species is not reliably winter hardy in Central Europe. In cold areas better grow under frostfree conditions in pots throughout the year. Keep plants drier in winter a minimum of some 5°C.
Sow seeds flat in any rich, well drained soil and keep pots outside in a protected spot from mid spring to mid autumn. In winter store pots in a frostfree spot at some 15°C to 20°C. Seeds require a prolonged cooling (yet without frost!) period prior to germination. The germination process in this species is naturally very slow and may well take 12 to 18 months.
All are USDA Climate Zone 8/9.
10 seeds per package.