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    ok how many of you in here know how to grow merliton or chayote ? just a reminder.. maybe its a crop you don't have on your master list,, but they make great stuffed veggies pretty much like stuffed bell peppers and is a staple in Cajun cuisine.

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    do tell....? never even heard of em
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    Ok,, imagine that you usually stuff young to medium zucchini split it open length wise scrape out some flesh mixing with what you normally put in a bell pepper.. lay them on baking sheet face up and you got good eats.. look up recipes for stuffed merilton.. down in the deep south you can grow two vines,, o[http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.Mb...&pid=3.1&rm=2]
    one the pollinator and the other female,, is what I've been told.. they are green.. be right back with a pick to post in this link. sorry couldn't get the pic but copy and paste this and should bring you to it.. let me know if it doesn't
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    Never heard the French or Cajun version of it. Chayote I have, but hadn't thought to try to grow it. If native to Louisiana I guess it must be perennial?
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    all I know is my grandmothers best friend who is godmother to my kids had two vines growing on her fence in her back yard for decades.. I guess you could youtube it get more from them .. I never had a garden in Louisiana and it wont grown up here so it probably is a perennial, it has one seed,, and you leave it alone on the counter it will start to sprout..some are smooth others are kinda prickly but not much

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