I love to eat Chokos. They grow on my fence and grow into our neighbours yards and grow up our trees.
Chokos are easy to grow and like pumpkins they cost me nothing to grow so every Choko we eat at home is free.
How to Grow Chokos
All you need Is two Chokos.
Step 1: Put two Chokos together near your fence or under a tree.
Above Picture: select two mature Chokos and position in an area where the vine can grow freely. I put mine near my fence.
Step 2: Cover your Chokos with compost or grass clippings and that’s all you have to do. We have a regular rainfall and lots of sunshine so my Chokos just grow and keep growing.
Above Picture: Cover your Chokos with grass clippings, soil or compost.
Expect your first crop to come up very fast. You will get an amazing sprawling vine over your fence or tree.
After about 10 weeks you will notice flowers on your vines. These flowers quickly develop into Chokos and they grow big so fast.
Pick your Chokos when they are as big as an Avacado or a really large orange.
How to Peel Chokos
You should wear gloves. If not the Choko Skin puts a film on your hands.
If you are playing any sport, woodworking, operating or doing anything fine with your hands- wear gloves. If you don’t you will not have any grip on your hands.
Please don’t let this put you off growing and eating Chokos. They taste fabulous and are free to grow.
Recently I had a hand injury so I could not peel my Chokos so I just washed and roasted them whole and unpeeled and they toasted fabulous. Don’t eat the skin or core.
You will get two very large crops a year in sub-tropical and tropical areas. Don’t forget to share with your family and friends.
You can use Chokos when baking apple pies- with half apple and half Chokos.
Above Picture: you can see the tiny Choko flower above the big Chokos.
Above Picture: My Chokos growing freely on my tree.
Hope this page has been helpful.