Luffa Gourd Plant - Knowledgebase Question

Watertown, NY
Question by alicetutor
January 23, 1999
Does the luffa grow on a vine or bush?


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Answer from NGA
January 23, 1999

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Luffas are in the cucurbit family like cucumbers and squash and grow on a vine, with the rule of thumb to plant them about 4 feet apart. They are usually allowed to scramble in the garden instead of being trellised because each vine produces multiple fruits and they can weigh up to five pounds apiece.

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