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Luffa Gourd

Grow your own sponges

Luffa Gourd

Grow your own sponges

  • Heirloom variety
  • Grow near fence or trellis
  • Northern regions - start indoors & transplant after frost has passed
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Product Description
Grow your own bath or cleaning sponges, naturally. An heirloom variety, luffa gourd produces 3-7 in., light green, cylindrical fruits. Harvest them at the small stage and eat as a vegetable—or let the fruits mature on the vine, harvest and cure. When the gourd is dried, peal the skins and use the sponge for bathing, washing dishes or other household cleaning. Luffa vines can grow 10-12 ft. long—growing near a fence or trellis is recommended. In Northern regions, start gourd seeds indoors and transplant the young plants to the garden after danger of frost has passed. 120 DAYS.
Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Luffa aegyptiaca
  • Season: both Spring & Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun
  • Height: 24 - 30
  • Spacing: 3-4 feet
  • Zone: 3-9
  • Spread: vine
  • Depth:1 inch
  • Germination: 4 - 6 Days
  • Days to Maturity: 120 - 120 Days
  • Soil Preference: Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Growth Rate: Spreads quickly.
  • Form: Vegetable, Gourd, Luffa, Luffa Gourd
  • Seed Count: Approximately 20 seeds per packet
  • Size: 25 Seed Pkt
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:


2021 Fall Shipping Schedule
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Last Order Date All Grow Zones:
Oct 25, 2021
All Grow Zones:
Oct 25, 2021
All Grow Zones:
Oct 25, 2021
All Grow Zones:
Oct 25, 2021

2021 Shipping Schedule
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2B - 3B 4/26/21 - 10/29/21 4/26/21 - 10/29/21
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9A - 10B 2/22/21 -10/29/21 2/22/21 -10/29/21
Last Order Date 10/25/2021 10/25/2021

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