Howdy Farm is excited to try this unique method. This was our first attempt to ever grow Chayotes at the farm. After just a few weeks, we couldn't believe how fast the Chayotes were growing. We planted five Chayotes, and all of them survived in the greenhouse. Our next step is to take them out of their containers and move them outdoors. Keep on reading, to learn how we grew the Chayote from fruit.
Start Date: January 17, 2017
To grow the Chayote, you need to plant the entire fruit; leaving about an inch exposed on top. You need to do this three to four weeks after the last frost in spring. This is due particularly because Chayotes love warm or hot weather. They are an ideal for our hot weather conditions.
Progress: February 7, 2017
Progress: March 7, 2017
As you can see above, this Chayotes are ready to be moved outdoors. I will update the growth of the Chayote in a couple of weeks.