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GardenPalOctober 3, 2012

My Chinese neighbor grew these and brought them to me. What are they called? How do I cook them?


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Pipinola, chayote, mirliton. Probably other names. Can be sauteed, braised, used in soups, or stuffed and baked. Mild flavor, firm/crunchy flesh that softens with cooking. We like to cook them after they are peeled. There's also a large squash seed in the middle that you'll probably want to remove. Very easy to grow with a long enough season and very productive plant. There are a few threads featuring this veg on Gardenweb.

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