Sorry Guys and Girls, I know we had a very indepth discussion regarding
chokos )and it was very informative indeed, even stretching to recipes), but
I have another question?.
What brought me to ask how to grow them in the first place was the fact that
someone gave me 3 chokos to plant, and being winter here in Brisbane I
thought was too cold anyway, sooooo, I just put them in a dish on the fridge
and now they have stems 8" long.
What the question is: do I actually plant the choko or just lay it on the
ground next to the trellis????
AKA chayote squash or merliton. Your winters don't go below freezing and
are generally pretty mild during the day, right?
According to this:
"The chayote can then be placed in some sandy soil (partially covered). Once the
plant shows vigorous growth it can be transplanted outside. Water as you would
Also, ready a strong trellis:
"The Chayote likes a warm climate and is a very aggressive vine. It is perfect
sunny spot where it can climb on a fence or trellis. The fruits are heavy and
So pot it up, and when it gets to growing out really strong, harden it off and
Pat in Plymouth MI ('someplace.net' is comcast)
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
I don't know that I've ever heard of chayote before. Looking at the
picture on that web site, I would never guess that it's related to
squash. Is that one giant seed in the center of it or is that not
what I'm seeing?
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