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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

Category:

Vegetables

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Greensboro, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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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. "