Grow Your Own Luffa Sponges!
Easy, heavy-bearing, carefree vines!
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 25 seeds
Bloom Start to End: Early Summer – Late Summer
Days to Maturity: 90
Fruit Color: Green
Seeds Per Pack: 25
Additional Characteristics: Trellises,Bloom First Year,Direct Sow,Easy Care Plants,Flower
Bloom Color: Yellow
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Harvest Season: Early Fall,Late Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Disease Resistant,Heat Tolerant,Humidity Tolerant,Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
Uses: Beds,Ornamental,Outdoor,Vines and Climbers
(P)?Pkt of 25 seeds
90 to 100 days from direct sowing.
Forget paying boutique prices for this all-natural, luxurious bath sponge! Grow your own Luffa Gourds and discover even more uses for this fascinating, porous fruit!
On the vine, these gourds can reach anywhere from 6 inches to 2? feet long, and about 4 to 7 inches in diameter. They ripen to dark green in late summer, and should be left on the vine until the skin begins to shrivel. When this occurs, harvest them and scrub the skin away, revealing the porous, dense network of tan-colored matter within. They will be full of seeds; just cut the gourd to desired size and shake out the seeds. They’re ready to use!
Sow seeds directly in full sun after the soil has warmed. Train the vine onto a trellis or fence to save space and to producemore rounded fruit. Pkt is 25 seeds.
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