Northern Chayotes

munalos(z4)November 5, 2012

Hello,

I bought fresh chayotes at the Great Wall Mart to grow out in my Northern garden. Two years in a row I have had no luck. Is there an early or northern strain of chayote?

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remy_gw

Hi,
No, there is no northern stain. It is impossible to grow them in the north in a garden. They need 150 days to make harvestable fruit. If you have a heated greenhouse, then you could grow them.
Remy

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 6:54PM
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munalos(z4)

Remy,
Thank you for your help.â­ â¬I took some cuttings from myâ­ "â¬store bought chayoteâ­" â¬indoors and under lights earlier this year.â­ â¬I'll try to grow them out next year.â­ â¬Now,â­ â¬I do not need to waste a lot of time trying to securing a northern cultivar.â­ â¬I can work with what I have.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 11:26PM
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remy_gw

Good Luck :) If you are successful, please post back. I would like to hear about it.
Thanks,
Remy

    Bookmark   December 1, 2012 at 9:34AM
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wally_1936(8b)

Yes it is always nice to hear successes gardeners get in other areas. Here in Texas the spiny ones start a lot easier than the slick shinny fruit. Usually the spiny fruit already have a root start. The plant does spread out over a large area.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 10:43AM
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