Ever wondered what that Luffa sponge was made out of? Well, if it was the natural type, this is the plant it came from!
Burpee’s 1888 catalogue said, “A natural dishcloth, and a most admirable one. Many people prefer this as a dishcloth. The fruit grows about 2 feet, and the vine is very ornamental, producing clusters of yellow blossoms, in pleasing contrast with the silvery-shaded, dark green foliage. When grown in the north, these gourds like it in the hottest place possible. Tasty cooked like okra when young.
Heirloom variety so you can save the seeds!