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Date Photo Taken: August 28, 2011
Location: Gainesville, GA
Posted By: Reuben


A friend who lives in Gainesville, GA brought this to me. She picked it from her garden among some Okra she planted. The cup in the first photo is there to show size. The outside is very rough – a lot like the Ridge Gourd or Bitter Melon; but neither of these grow in this area and are relatively uniform in size and shape. Thanks


  1. Kirk Unregistered says:

    It looks like a loofa sponge

    August 31st, 2011 at 3:17 pm
  2. Byron Unregistered says:

    It is Luffa, or called Chinese Okra. The one in picture looks old, will be touch to eat. The younger one is tasty .

    September 2nd, 2011 at 2:28 pm
  3. helga king Unregistered says:

    how about a sea cukecomber?

    September 3rd, 2011 at 11:27 pm
  4. Carol Hight Unregistered says:

    My husband’s grandfather gave me seeds and called it climbing okra. It is a louffa, but when picked before it becomes tough, you can batter with cornmeal and fry like okra. We like it even better than okra.

    September 7th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

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