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Angled Loofa Luffa Acutangula Seeds
Packet of 10+ seeds from this prolific little vine.
Called all sorts of things, all over the world. Every country disagrees on what it should be called, but they all agree it’s awesome!
Here are a few of them.
Angled luffa, Chinese okra, dish cloth gourd, ridged gourd, sponge gourd, vegetable gourd, strainer vine, ribbed loofah, silky gourd, ridged gourd, silk gourd, jeeka, jhingge, jhinga, bju da, torai, turai, turiya, heere kayi, patola, mark noy, muop khia, peerkangai, beera kaaya, buap liyam, dodaki, gossale, gambas, oyong, oyong, guangdongsigua, sin qua, sing kwa, ling jiao si gua, you lin si gua, sze gwa, sigwa, kak kuey, peechinga, petola segi, watakolu, ito uri, tokado hechima, Cucumis acutangulus, Cucumis lineatus, Cucumis megacarpus, Cucumis operculatus, Cucurbita acutangula, Luffa amara, Luffa drastica, Luffa fluminensis, Luffa foetida, Luffa forskalii, Luffa gosa, even Momordica tubiflora.
Grown commercially all around the world as a vegetable crop, pretty much like a hardier, more tropical zucchini or squash.
It really does best in spring summer, especially down south, so keep this in mind. Planted when it is too cold, the seeds will just sit there dormant until the weather warms up. I planted some the other day, but don’t expect them to germinate for a couple months at least which is cool by me. Scarification is said to help, but eh, mother nature knows best. Planted in the warmer spring summer it only normally takes a few weeks.
They can be used as a sponge just like the other Luffa we grow, just this fella is angular and smaller.
Many folks say to tastes better as a vegetable, but I personally reckon it comes down to the harvest size.
Smallish, green and soft, is when you want to eat them.
The vine they grow on is fine growing on the ground but if you want really straight fruit then a fence or trellis is best, so the fruit can hang down.
There you go folks, another beauty for the collection!
Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!