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Luffa cylindrica 'Seven Star'

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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

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
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

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
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. "

Regional...

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

Greensboro, North Carolina



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