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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Aug 30, 2017 2:21 AM CST
A friend told me that in order to grow a chayote, that you have a male and female plant.
Sooo ! Is there a way to tell a male and female plant apart, before they start to bloom ?
Thank You 😎😎😎
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
Region: California
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CaliFlowers
Sep 23, 2017 11:38 AM CST
@Philipwonel I grew chayote many years ago, and I only had one vine, which was self-fruitful. I just checked Wikipedia, which says, "The plant bears male flowers in clusters and solitary female flowers." I think one will do the trick, but give it plenty of roomβ€”in your climate, it will really turn into a monster. Like most plants in the gourd family, it will probably benefit from hand-pollination in the early part of the season.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Sep 24, 2017 4:22 PM CST
Thank You very much : Ken. 😁
Also, i didn't know about hand pollinating them early on.
I'll have to remember wikipedia.
😎😎😎
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.

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