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Chaya in socal
« on: May 18, 2017, 10:15:26 AM »
How is it growing  ? Anyone have a large specimen ?

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Re: Chaya in socal
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 10:32:37 AM »
I've seen people bring these cuttings to CRFG meetings but then people mention toxicity so I didn't get one to grow. I think it's easy to grow.

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Re: Chaya in socal
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 01:55:24 PM »
I've seen people bring these cuttings to CRFG meetings but then people mention toxicity so I didn't get one to grow. I think it's easy to grow.

I know how to handle the toxicity here is a pic of egg & Chaya



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Re: Chaya in socal
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 05:02:54 PM »
Very easy to grow & root from cuttings




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Re: Chaya in socal
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 11:08:46 AM »
Very easy to grow & root from cuttings




Good tree mine is in a 3 gallon

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Re: Chaya in socal
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 12:57:53 PM »
I prune every year during dormancy

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Re: Chaya in socal
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 02:34:31 PM »
freeze killed mine back
(zone 9 New Orleans)  26F - but it came back fine.
Chaya needs to be cooked.
there are several other edible leaves i like better.
Katuk is edible raw, and tastes like peanuts.
baobob actually has one of the best tasting leaves ive had.
and i think its just as healthy, or more, than Chaya.
Tree spinach is rather good also (chenopodium giganteum ?)

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Re: Chaya in socal
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 03:39:05 PM »
freeze killed mine back
(zone 9 New Orleans)  26F - but it came back fine.
Chaya needs to be cooked.
there are several other edible leaves i like better.
Katuk is edible raw, and tastes like peanuts.
baobob actually has one of the best tasting leaves ive had.
and i think its just as healthy, or more, than Chaya.
Tree spinach is rather good also (chenopodium giganteum ?)

I'm sorry that your tree got fried hopefully it will bounce back. I use Chaya almost exclusively with yucateca cuisine so there is no comparison. We use it countless ways in preparing food.

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Re: Chaya in socal
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2017, 05:26:46 PM »
it already started coming back.
i have another that is close the the house, the bricks keep it warm and it doesnt freeze.

i am just lazy
i dont cook much, and i like to browse when i am outside.
i get most of my greens from eating fresh while i am working in the garden... LOL

i will have to try coking with it.
i have had it 2 years and only ate it once steamed, and one in a stir fry.

 

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