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Angeled luffa is also known as Chinese okra, this highly productive and vigorous hybrid. The green, edible fruit is tender and flavorful and grows up to 15-17" in length and cylindrical shaped with ridges.

⦁    Warm season annual
⦁    Maturity: Approx. 80-90 days or 40 days after flower set
⦁    Planting season: Late spring/early summer

Cultivation: Requires a long, warm growing season. Prepare fertile, well drained soil. Transfer the plant in late spring/early summer in a warm and sunny location. The plant is being grown in the greenhouse for approximately 6 – 8 weeks. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Hand pollination may be necessary. Train to climb a vertical support for better air circulation, straighter fruit and ease of harvest. To process for luffa sponges, allow gourds to hang on the vine until they are fully mature and the skin hardens/dries. Remove skin and seeds. Harvest immature fruit 6" - 8" for cooking.


Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.

Culinary tips: Prepare luffa as you would zucchini. Lightly stir-fry thin slices or add to soup. Steam or deep-fry thick slices. Also delicious stuffed with pork and braised.

Luffa Angled Gourd, Buab Laem - Luffa acutangula

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