Mystery plant

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    sunshade Active Member 10 Years

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    I took this photo in Strathcona yesterday: does anyone know what it is?
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I think this is Sechium edule, Chayote.
     
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    thanrose Active Member 10 Years

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    Same ID as Wendy. Mine are smoother skinned, but I'd guess that's just the variety. It needs a long summer season, so I'm surprised to see it so fruitful in Strathcona.
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I remember photographing some several years ago, so they must do ok, at least some years. Strathcona is one of our warmer neighbourhoods. The city's website at Gardening says we're climate zone 7/8. That surprises me, but if anywhere here is zone 8, Strathcona would be. Low elevation, lots are generally small, protected from wind, not many high rises blocking the sun.
     
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    Thanks for the information, everyone.
     

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