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Growing Choko/Chayote, also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton

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25 May 17 Daisy Ann Cumming (Australia - temperate climate)
What's the time to plant chocos?
25 May 17 John (Australia - temperate climate)
Chokos are frost-tender perennials. To establish a choko plant choose or buy a couple of good sized, smooth skinned chokos and leave them on a bench until they begin to sprout. Stem and leaves will come first and roots will grow some time later. If you are still having frosts you then plant it in a pot so that the fruit is covered and the new growth is just below the soil level. Plant it outside after the likelihood of frosts is past. Chokos are strong growers and can cover a big area in a good season so plant it where it will have plenty of room to grow. In cooler areas the plant will die back in the winter but re-sprout from the perennial root in the spring.

What's the time to plant chocos?

- Daisy Ann Cumming

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