Chayote (Sechium edule) has long been cultivated throughout Latin America because of its edible fruit, but it’s a relative new-comer to gardens inside the United States. The fast growing vines wear 20 to 30-feet of development in their first-year, eventually maturing to 50-feet if developed under warm conditions and arise in spring. Seeds are viviparous, meaning while in the fruit, hence the germination method if different, they sprout. However, it can yield a vine that is new in just several months and is very easy to do.
Place the squash in the paper bag big enough to to support it. Leave the conclusion open to supply air-circulation. Set the paper-bag in a dry, cool and dark place for example inside a cabinet.
Check for sprouts in three to five months. Look to get a knob of development rising in the end of the fresh fruit. Leave the chayote in the cabinet before the development reaches 2 to 3″ long, or for another week or two.
The bottom one third of a big plastic pot using a a combination of 3 parts potting 2 parts, soil and 1 part perlite. Shake the pot somewhat to to be in the soil to the underside.
Hold the chayote in the pot so the conclusion rests on the soil as well as the sprouting endpoints upward at a 45-degree angle. Fill in round the fresh fruit with soil till the suggestion that is sprouting can be viewed.
Place the chayote outside against a south-facing wall. Although it’ll a burlap sack a-T night if frost is forecasted, but allow it to develop undisturbed for the the remaining of cold temperatures.
Irrigate the soil with 1/2 inch of water once a week till temperatures go above above late, 7 levels Fahrenheit in then improve week., to TO AT LEAST ONE inch a Always allow the most truly effective inch of s Oil to dry up before adding water.
Transplant the chayote right into a mattress with, freely draining s Oil that is abundant once soil temperatures achieve 6-8 levels Fahrenheit. Provide a durable structure for the vines.