Angled Luffa

Luffa acutangula Open Pollinated

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  • Asian vegetable
  • Mature fruits can be used as a sponge
  • Also known as Chinese Okra or Ridge Gourd

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

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'Angled Luffa' seeds

Luffa acutangula

  • Asian vegetable
  • Mature fruits can be used as a sponge
  • Also known as Chinese Okra or Ridge Gourd

Very popular Asian vegetable. Summer vine that does best in tropical climates. Plants produce long green skinned fruit that has numerous ridges along its length. Flesh is white and has a sweet flavour comparable to zucchini. Is sometimes used as a substitute for zucchini in warmer climates. Like other Luffa varieties the mature fruit can also be used as a scrubbing sponge in the bathroom or kitchen. Also known as Chinese Okra, Ridge Gourd, sponge gourd, ribbed loofah, dish cloth gourd, and silk gourd.

Seeds per gram: 8
Product code: D2-16

Best Months to Sow
  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 15mm
Season Spring(or after frost)
Germination 14-21 days @ 25-30°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost tender Annual
Row Spacing 75cm
Plant Spacing 50cm
Position Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 100 days for fruit (150 days for fully mature fruit)

*Notes: Plants do best when grown on a trellis or other structure. Fruit is best when picked young, older fruit can become tough and bitter. *** Germination can be slow. Seeds need light to germinate. Scarification may be necessary: scratch or rub seeds with a knife, file or sand paper prior to sowing.

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