The choko bush on our back fence appeared a few years ago, most likely courtesy a passing bird. It settled in and being the hardy plant it is, hasn’t looked back. Some years the fruit has been more abundant than others, no doubt helped by rain at the right time.
This year the bush was covered in flowers; small, white and bell-shaped, with a tinge of pink inside the bell. The time arrived when the fruit started to set and some of the tiny flowers withered away. Only so much energy in the plant and the fruit set gets the larger portion.
I investigated this fruit (or is it a vegetable?) and pondered over the idea of maybe cutting one and seeing how it looks inside. Chokos are apparently related to marrows.
The plant hasn’t been watered enough this year, maybe the fruit won’t be at its best.
Wait a while. A further report might appear on the blog.