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Sechium edule, Sicyos edule, Chayote, Chayote Squash, Vegetable Pear, Chaw Chaw

Sechium edule, Sicyos edule

Chayote, Chayote Squash, Vegetable Pear, Chaw Chaw
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Origin: Mexico, Central America
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
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The Sechium edule can be grown on the ground, but as a climbing plant, it will grow onto anything, and can easily rise as high as 12 meters when support is provided.

In the most common variety, the fruit is roughly pear-shaped, somewhat flattened and with coarse wrinkles, ranging from 10 to 20 cm in length. It looks like a green pear, and it has a thin, green skin fused with the green to white flesh, and a single, large, flattened pit. It is a true multi-purpose crop with edible fruit, edible leaves and edible tuberous roots. Some varieties have spiny fruits.



Sechium edule, Sicyos edule, Chayote, Chayote Squash, Vegetable Pear, Chaw Chaw
Sechium edule 'Spiny-fruited'
Sechium edule, Sicyos edule, Chayote, Chayote Squash, Vegetable Pear, Chaw Chaw
Sechium edule 'Spiny-fruited'


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