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

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01 Nov 17 Tony (Australia - tropical climate)
Hi ,we have a large choko vine growing on a trellis with a passion fruit vine .The plant gets covered in flowers but very little fruit It has only produced about 6 small deformed fruit so far.The plant is arround 1 year old in well drained soil that gets plenty of kitchen scraps for mulch as well as getting a dose of bokashi now and then.Is there a particular fertalizer to use to set fruit on the plant.I welcome your ideas to help. tHANKS,tONY..
03 Nov 17 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Stop putting the scraps there. Probably too much N. Leaf growth and little fruit. When it flowers cut out the N and give it some K. Consider pulling out the passion fruit also. Or transplant it some where else.
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