Chokos are an all time favourite vegetable in Australia. Chokos , or as they are sometimes known as chayote or alligator pear are a vine crop found in warm to subtropical areas. It does not like frost and takes around 5 to 6 months to grow.
How do Chokos grow in Australia?
The only way to grow a choko is to plant a choko, so that it can sprout out the top and then begin to clamber. They are best planted in spring, but by then there may be none to buy, as they are sprouting. Then, after frosts are over, plant it out. Feed well, give to space to climb … and climb … and climb …
How do I grow Chokos?
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Can you eat raw chayote?
Chayote is technically a fruit, but its prepared and eaten like a vegetable. You can prepare the food like you would prepare other kinds of squash. Some ways to enjoy chayote include: Eating raw chayote like you would eat cucumber or celery.
What does Chokos taste like?
They grow on a climbing plant and look a bit like a pear. Some varieties have spines, while others are spineless. Colours range from green to ivory white. Chokos have a very mild flavour, often compared to marrow, so they are usually cooked with other stronger tasting foods.