vine with giant cucumber-like 2 feet long fruit

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Date Photo Taken: 10/07/2012
Location: Sandy Springs, Georgia
Posted By: Vicki of Sandy Springs


Found climbing way up a pine tree and over to adjacent large bushes with these cucumber-like things hanging down that were about 18 inches to two feet long. Never, ever saw anything like this before. Can’t find anything about it on the internet either. There were no such vegetables growing nearby, not cucumbers nor squash nor gourds, nothing like these.


  1. stone Unregistered says:

    Looks like luffa. I’ve had them climb pine trees too…

    October 8th, 2012 at 8:17 am
  2. Kirk Unregistered says:

    It looks like a luffa sponge

    Luffa acutangula

    October 8th, 2012 at 8:22 am
  3. Vicki Unregistered says:

    YES, that is it!!! Thanks! It sure does go through a metamorphosis, doesn’t it! I don’t know if the pods will ripen before frost (turn tan color). Hope to harvest the seeds.

    Vicki of Sandy Springs

    October 8th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

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