(Luffa acutangula) Also called Ridge Gourd or Chinese Vining Okra. 76 days for edible fruits, 135 days for sponges. Harvest the long, angular fruits for edible fruits when tender and young, at about 1¼-1½ in. x 6-14 in, picking every 2-3 days. Use as a substitute for summer squash or okra. Fruits are attractive sliced and do not have the bitterness of smooth luffas. For sponges or dish cloths, allow fruits to mature to full size, 18-30 in., then ret. Vigorous vines are best trellised. Pkt (3 g)
Available year round?:
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Is this seed certified organic?:
No, but no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers were used in producing it
No, and synthetic pesticides or fertilizers were used in producing it.
Quantity (min. # of seeds, or packet weight, or other measure of quantity): 3 g, about 20 seeds
Listing created Feb 5, 2016