The study on the fruit growth of loofah showed:The fruit growth of loofah follows a “S” pattern. The diameter of the fruit grows with the length of the fruit. The size of the mature fruit is positively correlated with that of the ovary. The reasons for the formation of deformed fruit are the effects from lower temperature,water supply, mechanical injury to the young fruit and fertilization.
Acta Agriculturae Universitis Jiangxiensis