Luffa Gourd is an open-pollinated, heirloom that matures in 55-60 days. A standard sponge gourd also known as Vegetable Sponge or Dishcloth Gourd. Vigorous vines from which fruit can be harvested over a long period of time. Luffa Gourd is the only plant known that can be raised and used as a sponge. The sponges are very versatile in that they can be used for bathing, washing dishes or scrubbing. The Luffa Gourd is widely used for bathing to invigorate the skin as well as gift giving and crafts. Approximately 280 seeds per ounce or 4,480 seeds per pound.
Gourds need to be planted early in your growing season. Leave on the vine until just before the first frost; they do not need to freeze. Pick when completely ripe, do not bruise fruit. Wash with a strong disinfectant to remove dirt and fungi – which may cause rot. Store in a cool dry place to cure out. Do not stack as they need air circulation.
Each seed packet contains approximately 35 seeds. Available from SeedGro, an American brand offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open-pollinated, hybrid, and heirloom untreated seeds.