This is an open-pollinated variety producing light green ribbed fruit up to 50cm in length.
The Luffa is a South-east Asian tropical vine traditionally used for the production of sponges. However the Angled Luffa is primarily used as a vegetable and is a common sight in Asian markets, and is one of the most popular summer vegetables in southern China.
To harvest, pick young at about 2-3 weeks after the fruit has set and still tender. Older fruits will become bitter. Besides the fruit, the male flowers and young shoots are also eaten and are best picked in the early morning.