Saturday, July 22, 2017

Chaya - Wow, It's Blooming

To tell you the truth, I never thought about it. Does chaya bloom? I can now say for sure, yes. 

Up until this spring, I had been pruning my chaya bushes on a regular basis. But now, they're producing more leaves than I can use for our meals. Thus the bushes have been growing bigger and more mature. So for the first time, they're bursting into bloom. Dozens of new little flower buds are showing up at the ends of 10 inch long stems. 

Pretty neat! I wonder if there's a pollinator here for them. Will they produce fruit/seed? Time will tell. 


  1. "L" wrote to say:
    My chaya hedge has never produced seeds, but it gets lots of blooms. By the way, it's very important to tell your readers that chaya must be cooked. Do not eat it raw. I cook it for 20 minutes.

  2. "R" emailed:
    I grew up knowing this as tree spinach.