Luffa- Summer Sweet

Luffa aegyptiaca Packet

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

$1.75
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  • Also known as "Sponge Gourd"
  • Asian vegetable

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Description

'Luffa- Summer Sweet' seeds

Luffa aegyptiaca

  • Also known as "Sponge Gourd"
  • Asian vegetable

Popular Asian vegetable. Vigorous vine producing sweet fruits with great flavour. Plants produce long green skinned fruit which are best picked at 20cm long for vegetable use, or at full maturity for drying and using as a sponge. Flesh is white and has a sweet flavour comparable to zucchini. Is sometimes used as a substitute for zucchini in warmer climates. Also known as "Sponge gourd", "Smooth luffa", "Egyptian cucumber" or "Vegetable sponge".

Seeds per gram: 8
Product code: G7-01

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 100-150 days

*Notes: Plants do best when grown on a trellis or other structure. Fruit is best when picked young, older fruit can become tough and bitter. *** 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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We do not deliver overseas.

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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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