Chayote is a climbing plant that can be rise as high as 12 meters. Its leaves are heart-shape,
10-25 cm wide and with tendrils on the stem. The flowers are cream-colored or somewhat
green that come out beneath a leaf or branch. If the plant is male, the flower are in cluster; if
female, the flowers come singly. The fruit, light green, is elongated with one end narrower
than the other, with deep ridges lengthwise.