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Chayote care instructions

Sechium edule

All care instructions and information about Chayote (Sechium edule) have been provided by real gardeners.

Lifecycle Is Chayote annual or perennial?
Perennial
Growing Difficulty How hard is it to grow Chayote?
Very easy 1/5
Growth Habit What shape or habit does Chayote grow into?
Vine
Hardiness How frost hardy is Chayote?
Tender
Country of Origin Where did Chayote come from?
Guatemala
Mature Height How tall does Chayote grow?
15.24 metres / 49.53 feet
Mature Spread How wide does Chayote grow?
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USDA Zone Range Which zones does Chayote grow best in?
Zone 8 to Zone 11
pH Range The level of acidity for Chayote.
6.0 - 6.8
Water Requirements How much water does Chayote require?
Medium
Nitrogen Requirements How much nitrogen fertilizer does Chayote need?
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Soil What sort of soil should I plant Chayote in?
Sand
Sun How much sunlight does Chayote need to grow?
Full Sun / Partial Sun
Can Sow Direct? Can Chayote be sown directly?
Yes
Sowing Depth How deep to plant Chayote?
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Sowing Distance Apart How far apart to plant Chayote?
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Sowing Row Distance Apart How far apart to plant rows of Chayote?
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Ideal Germination Temperature Range What temperatures does Chayote need in order to germinate?
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Growing Temperatures What temperatures are best to grow Chayote in?
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Planting Distance Apart How far apart to plant Chayote seedlings.
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Planting Row Distance Apart How far apart to plant rows of Chayote seedlings.
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Bloom Time When will Chayote bloom?
Early Summer
Harvest Time When is Chayote ready for harvest?
Mid Summer
Pruning Time When should I prune Chayote?
Mid Summer