As a comment about Sponge Gourd (Luffa aegyptiaca), dave wrote:

I grow this just as much as an ornamental annual as I do for its other uses. The large and plentiful yellow blooms are stunning and attractive to my bees. The fruit is edible when young and once ripened can be used for all the purposes that luffas are known for. Everyone should grow this wonderful plant.
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Sep 26, 2012 7:25 PM CST
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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Do they taste like ... cake?
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Sep 26, 2012 7:32 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Cake?!! Hilarious!

More like a zucchini. Smiling
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Sep 26, 2012 7:40 PM CST
Plants Admin Emeritus
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Aroids Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Vermiculture
Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Composter Plant Identifier
Sorry, bad joke, sponge cake. Shrug! I'm definitely going to give this a try next year
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Sep 27, 2012 7:15 AM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Ukraine Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer Vermiculture The WITWIT Badge
Sponge cake - I get it now. Hilarious!

Definitely grow this one. Thumbs up
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