Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw.

Common Names

Chayote, Cho-cho, Chouchou, Choyote, Chuchu, Christophine, Mirliton, Pipenella, Vegetable pear


Yellow-green or white, pear-shaped, wrinkled scabby skin, apex puckered over seed, greenish- white flesh, 3-4 inches long.


Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico


Host for fruit flies (including Bactrocera cucurbitae & Dacus spp.), mealybugs, and moths (Pyralidae, Tortricidae, Gelechiidae).

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