Giant Luffa Gourd Seeds
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This luffa (loofah) is a family heirloom variety that is similar to the Luffa Aegyptiaca except it is still edible when they get even to 2 FT long! Luffa is large (see photo!) can be cooked or eaten raw as soon as it gets about 6-8 inches long, or you can wait until it gets bigger to harvest too! As long as they are picked before the ridges become bumpy they are still soft to eat.
Mature luffa gourds can be used to make your own sponges! Just let the luffa grow and dry on the vine then peel the skin (outer shell) off. These luffas make such a wonderful body scrub or cleaning dishes.
This vine is a fast climber so make sure you have a trellis ready for it! One plant will produce a generous amount of luffas. They like full sun or at least some afternoon sun and just average water needs. Plant has bright yellow flowers. Luffa has green skin and white flesh.
Depending how cold winter gets where you are -- some Luffas grow as an annual, some are biennial. Since this is a tropical vine, it would start to die back when temperature drops. If you are in Florida or Texas, lifespan for the vine would be longer. I'm in Southern CA and ours started slowing its growth by mid Autumn. Winter here can get to mid 30s F at the lowest.
When growing -- you can either start the seeds indoor and plant them after frost, or sow it directly in the garden after frost. They will take approx. 90 days (give and take) until you can harvest! Vine can spread about 10-15 ft or more. It's pretty fast growing when weather is warm so make sure you have a trellis ready for it!
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The listing will come with 10 seeds! Please write to me if you have any questions. Thank You!