Growing Chokos or Chayotes

Chokos also known as chayotes, are members of the Cucurbitaceae family and related to cucumbers, pumpkins, squash and melons.  December is the time to plant chokos in Sydney’s temperate climate. They are easy to grow and in Sydney’s hot conditions the prolific vines can produce heavy crops of this versatile fruit. Choko is high in vitamin C and folate and other trace elements. Growth habits … Continue reading Growing Chokos or Chayotes

Choko and Apple Pie with Streusel Topping

We still have lots of pecans from this autumn’s harvest and the choko vine is giving us a bountiful crop of its fruits.  The humble choko, also called chayote in the US, is a much maligned fruit that can be bland when not prepared well but it has its uses.  It takes the flavour of any ingredient that it is cooked with and so makes … Continue reading Choko and Apple Pie with Streusel Topping