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Northern Chayotes

Posted by munalos z4 (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 5, 12 at 22:43

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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RE: Northern Chayotes

  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Fri, Nov 16, 12 at 18:54

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.

RE: Northern Chayotes

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

RE: Northern Chayotes

  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Sat, Dec 1, 12 at 9:34

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

RE: Northern Chayotes

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.

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