sponge gourd


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Noun1.sponge gourd - any of several tropical annual climbers having large yellow flowers and edible young fruits; grown commercially for the mature fruit's dried fibrous interior that is used as a sponge
genus Luffa - dishcloth gourds
Luffa cylindrica, vegetable sponge, loofah - the loofah climber that has cylindrical fruit
angled loofah, Luffa acutangula, sing-kwa - loofah of Pakistan; widely cultivated throughout tropics
loofa, loofah, loufah sponge, luffa - the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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One time, it was a bunch of patola (sponge gourd) and the last time, pipino (cucumber).
can be sown during winter while cucumber, tomato, sweet chilies, green chilies, pumpkin, sponge gourd, bitter gourd, vegetable marrow, red gourd, brinjal, etc.
He said that it was impossible for the growers to grow summer vegetables like cucumber, tomato, sweet chilies, green chilies, pumpkin, sponge gourd, bitter gourd, vegetable marrow, red gourd, Brinjal, water melon, musk melon manually during the winter.
moschata Duch.ex Poir) followed by sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica L.) rootstock could be identified as best rootstocks for grafting with bitter gourd scions due to characteristics like graft affinity, compatibility and vigorous root system which help to increase growth, yield and productivity without any quality defeat.
element-invisibleBusiness ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1The organic seed production area for tomato, eggplant, squash, ampalaya, bottle gourd, sponge gourd, mustard, okra, pole sitao, and cowpea consists of a three-hectare land inside BPI-LBNCRDC.The harvested organic seeds were conserved for future use and a significant amount of seeds was distributed to farmer groups in partner areas and to other interested individuals.
Begomovirus disease symptoms such as yellow mosaic, leaf curling, puckering and vein bending were observed on bitter gourd, pointed gourd, sponge gourd and pumpkin (Tiwari et al., 2012).
Crops surveyed were okra (Abelmoschus esculentus [L.] Moench; Malvales: Malvaceae), sponge gourd (Luffa acutangula (L.) Roxb.; Cucurbitales: Cucurbitaceae), and pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.; Cucurbitales: Cucurbitaceae).
A field experiment was conducted to determine the Influence of best spray timing of insecticide on insect pollinators on sponge gourd, Luffa aegyptica Mill.
In the latest round of outdoor trials, conducted in Hawaiian papaya fields and in Taiwan with sponge gourd, Jang and colleagues evaluated a seven-compound cucumber blend with similar success.
Other soups we noted on the menu were minced beef, mushroom and egg drop ($7.95), and sponge gourd and sliced pork ($7.25).
During a preliminary survey, several vegetable crops including bitter gourd, cabbage, carrot, chilies, cowpea, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, melon, mustard, okra, potato, pumpkin, sponge gourd, squash and tomato were found to be infected with root-knot nematodes and other plant-parasitic nematode species (Anwar et al., 2007).
The cooperative is manufacturing and marketing a variety of products out of 'sponge gourd' locally known as Sophrew or Loofahs.