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Chayote

Native to Guatemala, chayote is a tropical vegetable related to the cucumber. The light green, pear-shaped fruit, is often grooved and prickly, but those grown in Florida are usually smooth.

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Chayote cut in half
Credit: J. Stolfi, 2005

Vegetable Gardening
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