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Luffa acutangula 'Asian Pride'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Luffa (LUF-fuh) (Info)
Species: acutangula (a-kew-TAN-gu-luh) (Info)
Cultivar: Asian Pride

Category:
Annuals
Vegetables
Vines and Climbers

Height:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

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; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Farmerdill On Feb 9, 2008, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Asian Pride is a new hybrid variety which produces long and slender green fruits, 15-18 inches long and 130-150 grams in weight. This is a very early maturing hybrid and first fruit pick can be ready 45 days after sowing. Plants grow very well in subtropical and tropical climates, strong tolerant to heat and mildew attacks.

Regional...

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

Hereford, Arizona
Charleston, West Virginia



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