The chayote is called a choke over here. The vines used to be grown over suburban outhouses, providing camouflage for said building and fruiting copiously to provide a cheap and versatile food during the depression and WWII.
They're the sort of thing that picks up other flavours and doesn't have much taste of its own.
"In China, the chayote is known as the "Buddha's Hand Melon" (Chinese: 佛手瓜; pinyin: fó shǒu guā) or alternatively in Cantonese choko (cau1 kau4) 秋球 [lit. autumn ball], and is generally stir-fried. The common Australian and New Zealand word, choko, comes from the 19th century Cantonese market gardeners who introduced many vegetables into those countries."
I rather like them peeled, then boiled or steamed, and served with a cheese sauce. :)
Harvest Market is catering to foodies, some of whom will buy something because they've never had it before. The more nifty things I see in the exotic fruit bin, the more I want to try. :D Which is to say, that has become a reason to stop there every time we're in town and not running late, because many exotic fruits have a very short fruiting period. More traffic, more sales. I want this place to succeed, I like them.
Speaking of exotic fruits, there's a number of fruits in my worldbuilding stuff about Traipah. The two major ones are Alora and Findok fruit. Alora is Traipah's biggest fruit export, as it's got a sweet but cinnamon-spice sort of flavor that is highly popular, and makes a great "wine." (I put wine in quotation marks because I haven't decided if they actually ferment it or not, since alcohol doesn't affect the people of Traipah like it does us.)
The other one, Findok, is famous for having a very strong smell when ripe.
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