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Package of practices - Sponge gourd

Package of practices - Sponge gourd
Group Name : Cucurbits Crops
Name : Sponge gourd
Botanical Name : Luffa cylindrica R.

Sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrical Roem.) commonly known as Ghiya tori is important vegetable grown throughout India. Ridge is more popular in eastern and southern parts. The fruit is edible at tender stage. The dry inner fibre portion of the mature fruit is used for cleaning utensils and as filter in factories. Both crops are poor in nutrition.