1 Starter plant, 3 inch pot, organically grown. Grows very very fast and larger plants are difficult to ship. Needs trellis support. *** Ships within the continental USA only***
Mirliton is better known as chayote, and records show it was grown in New Orleans from as early as 1867.
Also known as the “vegetable pear,” the Mirliton, or Chayote, is actually a member of the gourd family, are a light green, pear shaped fruit with a single, large pit and edible flesh and skin. Chayote is a warm-season, tender perennial. Fruits are very mild and slightly sweet in flavor and has a texture somewhere between a potato and pear and is delicious raw in salads, baked, roasted or pickled or used as apple substitute in apple pies. The shoots and leaves are often consumed in salads and stir fries. The prolific plant prefers warm climates, ample soil moisture and plenty of sun. Suitable for containers in cooler climates.
Chayotes are also known as mirliton, mirleton, chocho or cho-cho, chouchoute, choko, Christophine, Chou chou, creeping potato, pataste, chayote squash, pipinolish, pipinola, chouchoute, xuxu, custard marrow, Sayote, vegetable pear