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Where can I buy chilacayote, cucurbita ficifolia, shark fin melon?

I am in riverside, california and I want to buy a pumpking that is called chilacayote or cucurbita ficifolia or shark fin melon, I have already ask on the mexican markets around here but they just don't know.

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Asked by gou18 at 5:23 PM on Dec. 17, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Maybe they're not in season?

    Answer by Nanixh at 5:44 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • I live in Ohio and during the summer I can buy chayotes at Wal-Mart, I think they're the same thing as the chilacayote. Maybe check there. If there are farmers markets where you live I would check there, and if you don't see any maybe the farmers would know of somebody that grows them.

    Answer by badgirl44654 at 6:10 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • I found this page, and it lists some other names for it, in addition to what you have listed and has a picture you could print out.

    Answer by badgirl44654 at 6:13 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • is it in season? Try a farmer's co-op (if you have one)

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 6:58 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • hmm. no idea. Good luck. Sounds interesting.

    Answer by KTMOM at 9:20 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Wow, not sure. Good Luck!

    Answer by sstepph at 9:33 AM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Found this site:, they sell seeds and squash from California

    Answer by babellebab at 11:23 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

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