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ms411
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What's it called? Somebody said sweet calabash, but Google describes something else as sweet calabash.

Thank you!

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Topic starter Posted : February 4, 2016 1:04 pm
East Ender
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Are you talking about christophene or chayote? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chayote

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Posted : February 4, 2016 9:19 pm
Alana33
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Hard to say without a picture.

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Posted : February 4, 2016 11:27 pm
ms411
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Not chayote. These are longer and get pretty big - over a foot.

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Topic starter Posted : February 5, 2016 8:21 am
Spartygrad95
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Bitter melon?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momordica_charantia

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Posted : February 5, 2016 8:57 am
ms411
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No. Lighter green and thicker. I never see them in stores, but at the market sometimes. Jen had them in her restaurant yesterday, and I asked her what they were, and she said Frenchies call them sweepo or something like that. I tried googling and I think I found it, but want to know what locals call it. And how to spell it.

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Topic starter Posted : February 5, 2016 10:10 am
JohnnyU
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Calabazita if it's a squatty light green squash

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Posted : February 6, 2016 12:12 am
ms411
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No, it's not squatty. I'll ask at market today and Farmers' Market this Sunday.

Thanks, everyone.

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Topic starter Posted : February 6, 2016 8:10 am
eagleray
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Calabash long, opo squash. Good in stew chicken, put in last it cooks fast.

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Posted : February 7, 2016 7:40 pm
ms411
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Thanks, eagle ray! That's it. I found it under another name, but wasn't sure and wanted to know local name.

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Topic starter Posted : February 7, 2016 8:27 pm
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