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Old 6 Days Ago   #76
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Ribbed gourd (a.k.a. ridge gourd)?
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The green one resembles carambola, but those grow on trees. How does this one grow? And how big is it?
It grows on a vine like a cucumber. It is about cucumber size.
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Then I'd say it's a weird cucumber. Have you tasted any of these yet?
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Do a web search for "Chinese Okra", a.k.a. luffa... which is what is pictured in the photo. It is a vining, climbing member of the gourd family, eaten like okra when young. I grew it when I lived in San Diego, but it doesn't grow well where I live now.
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Great pepper year here too!
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Do a web search for "Chinese Okra", a.k.a. luffa... which is what is pictured in the photo. It is a vining, climbing member of the gourd family, eaten like okra when young. I grew it when I lived in San Diego, but it doesn't grow well where I live now.
I think you guys are right about it being a luffa, apparently they do eat them when they are young in India... Which is where the seeds came from.
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