Luffa Gourd Seeds

Luffa Gourd Seeds

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Just rub off the skin of this squash and you have a loofah sponge
SKU 00900-PK-P1
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Seeds Per Pack
25
Key Characteristics
Days To Maturity

100

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Description / Luffa Gourd Seeds

Days to Maturity: 90 to 100 from direct sow

Grow your own Luffa gourds, the natural and luxurious sponge gourd, and bypass boutique prices. These loofah sponge gourds, part of the gourds family, offer a sustainable cleaning solution and a fascinating garden addition. Cultivating gourd luffa vines is straightforward, with plants that yield fruits ranging from 6 inches to 2 ½ feet long and 4 to 7 inches in diameter. By late summer, these gourd luffas reach full maturity, turning a deep green and signaling it's time to harvest luffa when their skin starts to wrinkle.

Upon harvesting gourd luffa, revealing the loofah gourd sponge involves peeling the outer layer from the fully matured gourd luffa, unveiling a dense, tan network perfect for scrubbing or exfoliating skin. After removing the seeds, your loofah gourd sponge is prepared for numerous uses. The seeds can be reserved for future planting, ensuring a continuous supply of loofah sponge gourds.

For optimal growth, plant loofah gourd seeds directly into warm, sun-drenched soil, supporting the vines on a trellis or fence for space efficiency and uniform fruit development. The vines, adorned with striking yellow flowers, transition into utilitarian luffa dishrag gourds, serving not only as eco-friendly sponges but also as an edible delicacy in Asian cuisines when young, known as Chinese okra.

Before you till the soil or plant a seed, arm yourself with essential insights from our article Know Before You Grow: Squash and Pumpkins, designed to guide you through the nuances of cultivating these versatile plants. Additionally, in today's digital age, technology offers a helping hand in our gardening endeavors. Explore Apps to Help You Grow and Answer Gardening Questions to discover how mobile applications can transform your gardening experience, providing expert advice at your fingertips, helping identify plants, pests, and solutions to common gardening problems. Together, these resources offer a comprehensive guide to enhance your gardening journey, from traditional knowledge to modern technological assistance.

Product Details

Genus Cucurbita
Species cylindrica
Variety Luffa
Product Classification Annuals, Seeds
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Bloom Color Yellow
Foliage Color Dark Green
Habit Vining
Days To Maturity 100.00
Harvest Season Early Fall, Late Summer
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Characteristics Bloom First Year, Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Trellises
Uses Beds, Ornamental, Outdoor, Vines and Climbers

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Customer Reviews

Rating
Good germination
Review by Dorothy
They're a very temperamental plant, but strong and hardy once established. I grew in zone 7a. Once established, you can get a lot of luffa from just one plant. Last year, I got 7 large sponges. There were at least 10 others in various stages by the end of my season, and the plant was still trying to start more fruit. If you give it plenty of time or have a longer growing season, you'll get more than enough from one plant. It also has a great germination rate. I got my park seeds two years ago. This year I bought some luffa seeds from baker creek since I knew my seeds we're getting old. I started 3 seeds from each company. All 3 park seeds (2 yrs old) germinated, while only 1 of the baker creek seeds germinated. And, the park seeds germinated faster. They're a good hardy seed and definitely good for cold weather.
Rating
SUPER long vines, fun plant
Review by chrissy
Living in Western NY the growing season is a bit short but if planted in a warm sunny location it will grow. Lots of room is needed for the super long vines. I simply wrap it around and around a trellis. and around and around and around....... fun thing to grow.
Rating
Grow luffa for your parrots
Review by YoYo's Mum
I've grown luffa for my parrots. They love them so much! They chew it, rub on it, bite it, hang from it & never seem to get tired of it. Big parrot to canaries & finches find them irresistible.

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