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

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Not recommended for growing in USA - Zone 5a regions

  • Easy to grow. Plant whole mature fruit when one produces a shoot at one end.. Best planted at soil temperatures between 15°C and 30°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 100 cm apart
  • Harvest in approximately 17 weeks. Best when fruit is light green and not more than 6cm long.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Cucumbers

Your comments and tips

20 Dec 21, Asor (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Where to buy choko
21 Dec 21, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Buy one from a shop and let it sprout then plant it.
21 Nov 21, Carol (Australia - arid climate)
I have a choko that is starting to shoot. Can I plant this now in Dubbo.
23 Nov 21, (Australia - temperate climate)
The only climate zone they say here for growing choko is sub-tropical. You could try and see what happens.
05 Nov 21, Purry (Canada - zone 4a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Can chayote grow in Calgary, Alberta?
10 Nov 21, Anonymous (Canada - Zone 4b Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Warm hot weather.
10 Nov 21, Anonymous (Canada - Zone 4b Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Check the climate zone here for that area.
02 Nov 21, Rosie Spence (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Where am I able to get Choko plants or seeds in NZ, I’m finding them difficult to access, thank you in advance
05 Nov 21, (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Buy seeds online or buy a choko and wait until it starts sending out a shoot and then plant.
01 Sep 21, Johnny Leech (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Will choko grow in a cold area in North Canterbury
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Will choko grow in a cold area in North Canterbury

- Johnny Leech

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