Sechium edule, Mirliton
Category: Perennial Vine
Height: 15 feet
Light: Full to 6 hours sun
Bloom: Small, yellow, insignificant
Bloom Time: Fruiting begins in late spring through fall
Growth Habit: Vining, robust, requires upright or horizontal support
Comments: Plant in high mound or raised bed with good air and sun circulation. Prized for the spiny or smooth fruit which are used in pickles, casseroles and more.