Luffa Angled Seeds "Smooth" (Asian vegetable) Edible Luffa, Chinese okra
Luffa Angled - Bonanza (Luffa acutangula) angled luffa, Chinese okra, dish cloth gourd, ridged gourd, sponge gourd, vegetable gourd, , The buds, shoots and young leaves are also edible.
This smooth skin sponge gourd has dark green and slightly ribbed fruit. It is grown for food or sponges. The young fruit are cooked or used in salad. The buds, shoots and young leaves are also edible. The immature flesh is especially good stir-fried with chicken, bamboo shoots or cashews. Mature fruit is dried for its fiber.
This Asian vegetable is also called...
China: cee gwa, si gua, tsee gwa , ling chiao si qua, sze kwa, you lin si gua
India: jhingta tori, kalitori, torai
Indonesia: ewes, gambas, hoyong, jingi, ketala manis, oyong, petola
Japan: ito uri, tokado hechima
Malaysia: ketola, petola sagi, petola segi
Philippines: cabatiti, patola, patola tagalog
Sri Lanka: veta kola
Thailand: boap liam
Vietnam: muop huong, muop khia
Cultivation: Requires a long, warm growing season. Prepare fertile, well drained soil. Sow seeds in spring/early summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. The seed coat is hard and should be soaked in warm water for 24 hours or lightly scarified before sowing. Hill planting: Form soil into a 1-ft. diameter mound 3-4â tall. Space mounds 4-6â apart. On each mound plant 1-2 seeds. Row planting: See spacing info in chart. 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 dries and hardens. Remove skin and seeds.
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