Luffa- Summer Sweet
- 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".
How to sow and grow:
|Method:||Sow direct or raise seedlings|
|When:||Spring (or after frost)|
|Germination:||14-21 days @ 25-30°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle:||Frost Tender Annual|
|Position:||Full sun, well drained soil|
|Days to Maturity/Flowering:||100-150 days|
(Product number: G7-01)
Seeds per gram: 8 seeds
|Botanical name:||Luffa aegyptiaca|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||10 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||8|
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