Please refer to Gourd Cultural Notes for growing information.
(Zuchetta, Guinea Bean) Luffa cylindrica
60 days. [Italian heirloom, grown by Jefferson at Monticello.] Pale green fruits up to 36 in. long, for best tenderness harvest at 6-12 in. Fruits milder than luffa. Bug-resistant plants are a great zucchini substitute. Normally very vigorous, but had a shorter season during 2013Ã¢Â€Â™s cold, wet summer. Big sprawling vines up to 20 feet long, best planted on the edge of the garden; at Monticello theyÃ¢Â€Â™re grown up a sturdy 10-ft. tall wooden arbor. Pkt
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 10 October, 2013.