I had never heard about this plant so did a google search and found this on wikepedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cnidoscolus_aconitifolius
Considering it's native growing conditions this looks like a perfect plant for my zone.
Anyone have experience with this plant?
“I would consider chaya to be one of the five most important underutilized
food plants ECHO distributes. I give it this rank because of its ability to
thrive in both arid and rainy regions, its little need for care or extra
fertility, its lack of insect or disease pests, its high production per
square foot, and the exceptional nutritional value of its cooked leaves.”
They have a 16 page PDF about it here:
The PDF is just one part of their "Ideas for growing food under difficult conditions - From Amaranth to Zai Holes ",
which is this: http://www.echonet.org/content/AtoZ
Check out my post all about chaya on my blog - http://therevolutionwillnotbefertilized.tumblr.com/post/29995073876/plant-on-left-chaya-cnidoscolus#notes