Luffa- Sponge Gourd

Luffa aegyptiaca Packet

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

$1.75
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  • Sustainable compostable sponges
  • Also known as "Vegetable Sponge"

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Description

'Luffa- Sponge Gourd' seeds

Luffa aegyptiaca

Synonyms: Luffa cylindrica

  • Sustainable compostable sponges
  • Also known as "Vegetable Sponge"

Well known fast growing vine producing fruits which can be eaten young or left to mature and dry on the vine creating sustainable compostable vegetable sponges.  Once fruit is fully ripe it becomes very fibrous, if left to dry on the vine the fruit will turn brown and the skin can be peeled off & seeds shaken out leaving you with the familiar skeleton of fibres commonly known as luffa or loofah and often used in the kitchen or bathroom as a sponge. As a vegetable for eating the fruit is best picked when small, young and green as it is still tender and is often cooked and used as a zucchini substitute.

Seeds per gram: 8
Product code: G8-10

Method Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 15mm
Season Spring (or after frost)
Germination 14-21 days @ 25-30°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Tender Annual
Row Spacing 75cm
Plant Spacing 50cm
Position Full sun, well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 150-180 days

*Notes: Luffa need 150-180 frost free days to reach maturity. Plants do best when grown on a trellis or other structure. *** Germination can be slow. Seeds need light to germinate. Scarification may be necessary: scratch or rub seeds with a knife, file or sand paper prior to sowing.

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All orders are dispatched from our warehouse in Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia.

We do not deliver overseas.

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Order dispatch time is currently 1-3 business days plus delivery time.
Please note we are unable to guarantee specific delivery dates, the delivery timeframes below are estimates only.

 

Whats in the order? Shipping Options Shipping Cost  Shipping Details
Small seed packets ONLY Economy Delivery $2.50 or FREE on orders over $20
(WA customers: $5 economy delivery*)
Orders sent via letter | Delivery 2-6 business days
No tracking | Guaranteed delivery** by 20 business days
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WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**
  Express Delivery Starting from $15.00
(calculated by weight)
Order sent via Australia Post- Express | 1+ business day
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**
 
Order includes BULK seed
or other non-seed products
Parcel Delivery  Capped rate of $6.99 Order sent via Australia Post- Parcel Post | 1-6 business days
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**
  Express Delivery Starting from $15.00
(calculated by weight)
Order sent via Australia Post- Express | 1+ business day
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**

*All orders sent to Western Australia are subject to mandatory inspection and fees by Quarantine WA. These fees are included in all shipping costs above.

**We will replace all orders that are lost or damaged in transit however we will not replace or refund orders simply because they were delivered later than estimated. Full details here.

 

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