Gourd, Luffa

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10 seeds

Vigorous climbing vine; fruit also used as sponge; seed is toxic. Well adapted to warm dry tropics, but can be grown in wet tropics. The vines are frost sensitive. The sponges from these gourds are popular in the cosmetic industry. Both acutangula and cylindrica will cross pollinate with if within 1500 feet of each other.