50 Seeds Luffa Acutangula Seeds Angled Luffa Ridge Gourd Turai Chinese Okra Dish Cloth Gourd, ridged Gourd, muop HuongRegular price $12.34 Save $-12.34
|Plant or Animal Product Type||Vegetable|
|Special Feature||Extended Bloom Time|
|Expected Blooming Period||Spring|
|Sunlight Exposure||Full Shade|
|Product Care Instructions||Water|
|Number of Pieces||50|
About this item
- This is a fast-growing vine best suited to tropical and subtropical climates. Many parts of the plant can be used – the young stems, leaves, and flower buds can be used as greens, the seeds can be roasted and eaten and the young fruit can be used like zucchini. When mature, the fruit is an unusually angled gourd-like structure, hence the name.
- Sunlight: Partial Shade, Full Sun Days to Germination: 7-14 days Days to Harvest: 40 - 45 days Soak seeds in water overnight before planting to increase germination. Start indoors in flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Transplant outside after danger of frost has passed or sow seeds in spring/early summer after the last frost in a warm, sunny location. It requires a long, warm growing season.
- For eating, harvest the young fruits when they reach 12-15 cm (4-6 in) in length, or approximately 1/3 to 1/2 in their mature size. Older fruits will contain the fibrous skeleton characteristic of luffa gourds. Raw fruits may be sliced and eaten in salads.
- Train to climb a vertical support for better air circulation, straighter fruit and ease of harvest. To process the luffa sponges, allow gourds to hang on to the vine until they are fully mature and the skin dries and hardens. Remove skin and seeds.
- Package included: 50 seeds Luffa Acutangula Seeds Angled Luffa Ridge Gourd Turai
- Luffa Acutangula Seeds Angled Luffa Ridge Gourd Turai Chinese okra dish cloth gourd, ridged gourd, sponge gourd, vegetable gourd, strainer vine, ribbed loofah, silky gourd, silk gourd, and sinkwa towelsponge
Luffa Angled, dishcloth gourd, ridged gourd, the vegetable gourd is also known as Chinese okra, this vigorous productive plant produces a high yield of edible fruit on strong, lateral branches. Luffa acutangula is commercially grown for its unripe fruits as a vegetable. Mature fruits are used as natural cleaning sponges. The fruit slightly resembles a cucumber or zucchini with ridges. It ranges from central and eastern Asia to southeastern Asia. It is also grown as a houseplant in places with colder climates.