Chayote, Chow chow, Pear squash

Posted by on December 2, 2014 in Creepers & Climbers, fruiting season MS, semi shade, water moderately | Comments Off on Chayote, Chow chow, Pear squash

Chayote, Chow chow, Pear squash
Scientific Name : Sechium edule
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Common Name : Chayote, Chow chow, Pear squash
Description:
It is a climber with fruits which are used as vegetable. Some varieties have slightly spiny fruits & some without spines. The climber is suitable for temperate climates. This is perhaps only species in the family, which has a single seed in a fruit.Root tubers, seeds & tender leaves too are cooked as vegetable. It is native to Mexico.
Propagation : Seeds
Longevity : Perennial

 

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