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.


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