The surprise harvest

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
The surprise harvest
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Sat, 09-24-2011 - 8:07pm

One of my luffa vines this year climbed WAY up into my crepe myrtles.

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Thu, 09-29-2011 - 10:34pm
Wow, that's a SCORE!
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Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Fri, 09-30-2011 - 8:51pm

Cool! What is the skin like? Do you need to peel it before drying, or does the skin flake off after its dry, or ? I've never seen a loofah "on the vine" before and had no idea that they would look like that. It almost looks like a cucumber. What plant family are they in?

The other day I saw a photo on the internet of pumpkins in a tree...it was like your situation, the vine grew up a tree and suddenly the gardener looked up and there was a (still green) pumpkin hanging from a branch!

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Sat, 10-01-2011 - 9:28am

The skin is a little leathery.

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