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Growing Choko/Chayote, also Chayote squash, christophene, chouchou, mirliton

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08 Jul 18 Narelle (Australia - temperate climate)
I live in the mid Blue Mountains and bought a couple of chokos a week or so ago and they are beginning to sprout. It's a bit cool outside at the moment and I was thinking of planting them in a pot until it warms up a bit. Would that be okay or would it be detrimental to the vines, to replant outside? I was also under the impression that you had to plant two vines for them to fruit is this the case?
13 Jul 18 Mike L (Australia - temperate climate)
It does say plant a vine or two - so sounds like you only need one. It says plant in Dec so yours is way out of season. Let it keep sprouting for awhile. Probably the less it grows now the better. In a pot it might grow quicker. Good luck.
12 Jul 18 John (Australia - temperate climate)
Potting them up and keeping them inside until the spring is a good way to go. Wait until all danger of frosts had passed. You only need one plant to produce fruit. The frost will knock it around next winter but you could heavily mulch the vine and it will re-sprout in the spring.
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