Luffa Aegyptiaca

10 SEEDS

Gourd Luffa Cylindrica

Gourd Luffa Cylindrica Seeds

The bathroom sponge and scrubber! Wait for fruit maturity, dry out, cut the ends, shake the seeds out and there you go – Natural sponge.

Hint: Lightly scar the seed with some sandpaper to help the germination process. Grow on a fence or trellis to let fruit hang.  In cool climates, plant after risk of frost.

Health & Culinary Notes

  • A dual purpose vegetable, eat the young fruit like zucchini and even the young leaves and shoots for stir fries.
  • Let mature, dry, then shake out the seeds for next year and presto – homemade Luffa! 
  • Known for it’s great source of vitamin A, B5 and K.

$3.40

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Planting Guide

Seeds per packet

10

Sow

Direct

Depth

3cm

Plant Spacing

50cm

Row Spacing

150cm

Position

Full Sun

Height

150cm

Harvest

80 Days

Cool Climate

Sow in Sep-Nov (After frost)

Temperate Climate

Sow in Sep-Dec

Hot/Arid Climate

Sow in Aug-Jan

Tropical Climate

Sow All Year