Chayote, Sechium edule, is a gourdlike vegetable native to Mexico and Central America, although it is now widely cultivated in warmer regions of the world, including areas of the United States with mild winters. This light green vegetable, shaped like a pear, has a mild flavor that has been compared to a cross between that of an apple and a cucumber. Its creamy white hued flesh has a semi-crisp texture that becomes succulent to cottony as it matures. Its tendrils, flowers, even its roots are also edible, thus expanding its culinary utilities. Lead Time from order received to ship date is 7-28 days.