Gourd Luffa Acutangula Chinese Okra Angled Ridged Heirloom Vegetable Seeds
Angled luffa is also called Chinese okra or ridged gourd. This excellent open pollinated variety is cultivated for the tenderness and sweet flavor of its fruit. The vigorous plant has a heavy fruit set of ridged, dark green, club-shaped fruits that are best harvested about 18” long and 2” in diameter.
Name: Luffa Gourd
Botanical Name: Luffa acutangula
Other Names: Angled Luffa, Chinese Okra, Ridged Gourd
Color: Dark Green
Size: Up to 2 feet
Days to Maturity: 90-110 Days
Sun / Shade: Sun / Partial Shade
Hardiness Zones: All Zones
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS: The seed coat is hard and should be soaked in warm water for 24 hours or gently clip the seed tip to help the seed germinate. Sow seeds in well-drained soil in a sunny location after the threat of the last frost has passed. Plant 2-3 seeds about 1" deep and space plants 3-6' apart in all directions. Best when planted against a trellis, lattice, chain-link fence or other type of support so that the vines can climb and the fruit can hang.
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