Monday, October 19, 2009

Ridge gourd

More gourds..

This one is the ridge gourd / luffa acutangula - peerkangai in tamil and turai in hindi. The next time you encounter one of these, you simply must tear off a little bit of the leaf and smell it. The characteristic ridge gourd smell will hit you. Ah, i love these! Don't play around too much with the leaves or vines though - you'll end up with itchy hands for the rest of the day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Liked your blog. Thanks for letting know about the itchy thing for peerkangai plant. we have planted one and it has flowers in it, eagerly waiting for the vegetable.
Your pictures are great!