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

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27 Dec 11 Dr Caroline Wright (Australia - temperate climate)
I bought a choko in Launceston in September and it was beginning to shoot. I kept it on the kitchen window sill and when the shoot was a foot long I transplanted it into a pot on the back veranda with a lattice construction to support it. It is in full sun and now has six growing shoots one of which is over two metres high. I live at St Helens on the east coast of Tasmania and this is my first attempt but am happy with results so far. It is the first time I have found chokos in Tasmania and am looking forwards to see how successful my new venture is.
12 Aug 19 Pat Benger (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Caroline: I live in Bicheno and would love to get a choko started in my garden. I come to St. Helens regularly for shopping etc. Any chance I could purchase a shoot from you? If not, could you tell me where in Launceston you managed to buy one?
23 May 12 anne faulkner (Australia - temperate climate)
I am ex Qlder now living in Hobart area (near beach). I just so miss being able to grow or buy Chokos. Where can I find some to shoot in this area?
04 Apr 24 Kerrie (Australia - arid climate)
I live east Devonport and I'm a Queenslander . I have 3 plants growing in large pots full sun but protected from cool conditions and snails they like the plant. I had been searching but could only find prickly choko till finely found smooth skin at Hills IGA in Devonport . I'm glad to see other people like choko. I'm growing them so I can eat them as I grew up on them and I want to introduce my Tassie friends to them.
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