Pick fruits that are firm, with smooth skin, and free of blemishes.
Keep covered loosely in a plastic bag or perforated bag and refrigerate.
The chayote or choko is a strong climbing plant with edible fruits. The plant grows best in cooler weather with moderate rainfall. Fruits are green, wrinkled, and can be slightly prickly. Most parts of the plant are consumed in the Pacific islands (Bailey, 1992).