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CHOKO - WHITE

White Choko or ChayoteBy jokoPix CC0 1.0 (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Sechium edule
Description

A vigorous vine with large white fruit cooked as a popular vegetable. Very versatile and often used as a pear and apple substitute or supplement in cooking. Very hardy.

Other Names: Chayote
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$14.90 0 Seedling Pot: 0.75L
Height: 30-40cm
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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Warm Temperate, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Fruiting/Harvest Months

, February, March, April, May, June

 

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Choko - White (Seedling) 9/10

Sonya's Edible Fruits
Update: 3321 days 17hrs

Comments: -

I did have to eat them as a child, but as a gardener always wanted to grow one successfully, after a lot of trying I have one in Capella,Central Highlands of Queensland. Having read about the tubers you can bandicoot in my Organic Gardening Aust. Jacqueline French Book which has been my best book for a long time , I have found they are not only potato size but football size after only a couple of years, they are the best fruit of the choko, so creamy in texture, fried as large chip, baked as a cut piece and layered in a potato bake,  Only thing is you have to cut across the grain (as usual) or it can be stringy.  They don't  bloat you like many starches do, only assuming it is a starch, so if your choko vine dies from frost or heat dig around and see what is there.  Bandicoot anytime, start around half a metre from the trunk and harvest as needed, best left in the ground until your ready to use as they do go a bit soft if kept for a couple of days, but still cook up good.  I am so impressed with my new vege I want everyone to try it, dig, cook and eat !!!!     Does'nt look great but tastes better than yams, that is an understatement to my taste values;  it rivals potato!!  An old vege is now a great new one.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2008

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 12 Months From Seed

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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Choko - White 9/10

Branny1's Edible Fruits
Update: 454 days 4hrs

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I didn't buy a choko plant. I bought a choko from my local coles, and sat it in the kitchen. A week later, I had fifteen cm of vine coming from the top.

I have literally done bugger all to get this to grow. I had a large styrofoam container -the type you get from the F&V shop that had broccolli in- and it had some very woody compost mix from my mother-in-law's yard that she had already grown a few seasons of ginger in, and I just shoved it in. I barely even water it.

The only hiccup in starting this, was mealy bugs. As soon as the vine was thirty cm long, it had mealy bugs all tucked in the new growth and it stopped growing. I used a spray (I do try and keep my yard chem free, but lately the bugs are OUT OF CONTROL) and sprayed very carefully into the folds of the new leaves every two days for about a week, and I have not had a problem since. However, that may be because I have planted a few garlic bulbs into the other end of the box, and added a marigold or two. They seem to all be growing quite well together, though I am hesitant to add anything else to the box, so I will be adding some sugar cane mulch soon, to insulate through the warmer months.

No fertilisers used yet. Just the occasional cup of water from the pond, loaded with fish poo! I will probably get the worm juice and seasol out there come spring, and chuck some dynamic lifter pellets on for good measure.

The vine is a month old, and about a meter tall, working its way over a trellis I have put over our container pond. I am hoping that the prolific vine will deter the birdies from trying to take my fish!!! I am quite surprised at how well it is growing in this cold, wet winter we are having. Where it is, it gets about an hour or two of sun on a good day, and should get three or four hours of morning sun in the Summer. Here's hoping it will be big enough to withstand the heat of my hotbox urban cemented yard come summer!!

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Organic Status:Pesticides Used


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Choko - White

Firefly1's Edible Fruits
Update: 817 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Easy to grow - we have it growing in mostly shade under trees along a fence.  I pick the fruit when small.  It has been producing two or three fruit a couple of times a week, so the supply and demand is ideal for just the two of us.  The plant fends for itself.

Planted: 2016

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chicken manure

Organic Status:Organic


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