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Sonya's Edible Backyard

Joined: 13/08/10 Updated: 15/08/10 Frost:
Location: Capella

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Choko - White (Seedling) 9/10

Sonya's Edible Fruits
Update: 5030 days 5hrs

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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:


Organic Status:Organic

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