How do you say chayote in English?

Is Chayote a fruit or vegetable?

Chayote squash (Sechium edule) is technically a fruit but is eaten like a vegetable. All parts of the gourd are edible, including the seeds, skin, and flowers. The chayote’s pale green flesh is crisp when raw and softens when cooked.

What does chayote mean?

: the pear-shaped fruit of a West Indian annual vine (Sechium edule) of the gourd family that is widely cultivated as a vegetable also : the plant.

What does a chayote taste like?

Ripe chayote squash has a mild taste that’s a cross between an Armenian cucumber and squash. The green gourd has a similar texture to jicama, with a white, crunchy flesh, mild apple flavor, and lightly sweet taste.