Luffa Sponge Gourd Germplasm Releases (since 2008)

Cultivars and breeding lines, including hybrids and inbreds (in order by type and year of release).

Cultigen name Released Developer Important traits Parents or pedigree
Luffa hybrids
NC-Short Sponge 2009? Wehner, Ellington Short fruit for making sponges F1 of NC-702 x NC-705
NC-Mid-Length Sponge 2009? Wehner, Ellington Medium length fruit for making sponges F1 of NC-702 x NC-701
NC-Long Sponge 2009? Wehner, Ellington Long fruit for making sponges F1 of NC-703 x NC-704
Luffa inbreds
NC-701 2009? Wehner, Ellington Medium length fruit for making sponges Intercross of Sprite F1, self-pollinated and selected, past S10 generation
NC-702 2009? Wehner, Ellington Medium length fruit for making sponges Intercross of Sprite F1, self-pollinated and selected, past S10 generation
NC-703 2009? Wehner, Ellington Long fruit for making sponges Intercross of Sprite F1, self-pollinated and selected, past S10 generation
NC-704 2009? Wehner, Ellington Long fruit for making sponges Intercross of Sprite F1, self-pollinated and selected, past S10 generation
NC-705 2009? Wehner, Ellington Short fruit for making sponges Intercross of Sprite F1, self-pollinated and selected, past S10 generation