Luffa sp. Luffa
4'' pot ready to plant
Category: Tender Vine
Light: Full Sun
Bloom: Yellow to orange, single petaled
Bloom Time: Summer bloom, Fall harvest
Growth Habit: Vigorous vining; grow on sturdy trellis or fence.
Comments: Young fruit is edible. Allow several weeks of drying on the vine (until seeds rattle) before the gourd is usable as a loofah sponge. Seek internet advise for harvesting and preserving.
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