Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Sponge Gourd, Luffah, Chinese Okra, Dishcloth Gourd, Vegetable Gourd
Luffa cylindrica 'Seven Star'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Luffa (LUF-fuh) (Info)
Species: cylindrica (sil-IN-dree-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Seven Star

Vines and Climbers

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds


No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Farmerdill On Jun 17, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Available from Known-You Seed, which offers this description: "Vigorous, early, and not sensitive to daylength in fruit-setting. This hybrid is prolific and dependable, especially recommended for long-day planting. Fruit is short, cylindrical, 18 by 7 cm, weighing 500 g, and light green. Excellent texture and high quality. "


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Greensboro, North Carolina

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America