(Chinese Vining Okra, Ridge Gourd) (Luffa acutangula) 76 days for edible fruits, 135 days for sponges. Harvest the long, angular fruits for edible fruits when tender and young, at about 1¼-1½ in. x 6-14 in, picking every 2-3 days. Use as a substitute for summer squash or okra. Fruits are attractive sliced and do not have the bitterness of smooth luffas. For sponges or dish cloths, allow fruits to mature to full size, 18-30 in., then ret. Vigorous vines are best trellised. Pkt (3 g)Click here to read more about Ridged Luffas on our blog.
  • Item # 54505


Please refer to our Gourd Growing Guide for cultural information.