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

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14 Jul 15 James Ito (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Does the sprouting chayote need to be containerized 1ST or can it go directly into the Soil?
25 Nov 21 Melinda (USA - Zone 8a climate)
Plant the whole fruit in a place where a massive amount of leafy vines can trellis up and over (we plant this in May here)... even a bottomless 18" deep drum full of compost/well drained rich soil will work quite well but definitely plant it once and let it go. It harvests here quite heavily right at fall and puts on massive leafy vines with MANY fruit from only one single squash planted. It is quite nice to have for a summer tasting versatile squash that is a heavy producer in the fall after zucchini and yellow crookneck are long gone from squash bug damage.
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