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HS1285: Luffa—an Asian Vegetable Emerging in Florida

Figure 2. (a) Fresh immature fruit of angled luffa. (b) The fruit of angled luffa have a longer shelf life and are more tolerant to shipping than those of smooth luffa. The angled luffa is more popular in Florida’s commercial farms for Asian vegetable crops.

Credit: Guodong Liu, UF/IFAS