Luffa- Sponge Gourd

Luffa aegyptiaca Packet

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

$1.50
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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

Quick Sowing Guide
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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