Luffa Gourd Seed

Luffa Gourd Seed

Latin Name: Luffa cylindrica

Product ID#: RG8380-8581

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Harvesting Harvest when Mature
Growing Conditions Field Crop, Excellent for Trellising
Additional Characteristics Recommended for Summer Planting for Fall Harvest, Start Early for Transplants, Heat Tolerant
Flowering Month Flowers for Reproduction
Garden Style Heirloom & Heritage
Lighting Conditions Full Sun
Seed Type Heirloom, Open Pollinated
Days to Maturity 100 Days
Stem Type Branching Stem
Plant Hardiness Tender
Plant Height 61 + inches
Plant Lifecycle Annual
Plant Uses Excellent for Drying & Crafts, Climbers & Vines
Shape Elongated
  • 1 packet

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$4.75
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Luffa Gourds are the live version of luffa sponges! Grow your very own luxurious luffa sponges with this whimsical, carefree, vining gourd that grows easily on a sturdy trellis or garden fence line. Luffa Gourds are actually a type of squash, but rarely eaten. They are primarily grown for their fibrous flesh interior that makes a wonderful, all natural scrubbing sponge when dried. The gourd will grow an average of 6" inches to 18" inches long and ripen to a very dark green in late summer. Allow them to fully ripen and the skin will begin to peel away from the fiber which signals that it is time for harvest! Scrub the skin away in water, revealing the porous, fibrous flesh matter within. Cut the gourd to the desired size & shake out all the seeds. Dry fully and they are ready to use! 100 days. Heirloom variety. Packet: 25 seeds.
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