Loofa-A long large green gourd that grows on a long vine. It must have a fence or a trellis to support. Young fruit can be cooked and eaten like Okra. Mature fruit when dark green are peeled and dried to make the best natural sponge. Sponges are great for removing dead skin cells and keep your skin healthy. You have never had a refreshing shower until you have scrubbed with a natural Luffa! Very easy to grow.