Luffa Gourd Seeds
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Luffa Gourd Seeds

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SKU GD8-20
$4.00 $3.75
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: Egypt Egypt
Planting Instructions
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95 days. Luffa acutangula. Open Pollinated. Luffa Gourd. The plant produces good yields of gourd-like fruit. The vegetables can be eaten like zucchini and are best when harvested at 6" long. They can also be used as a sponge if left to mature. They can grow up to 30" long. Excellent for school projects. Excellent choice for home gardens. A variety dating back to 1888. United States Department of Agriculture, PI 374214.

Lot No: 230170

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 03/24

Seeds Per Pound: 4,000

Plant Height: 18 to 24" tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

Lagenarai siceraria

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/2" to 1 1/2" 70 F to 85 F 3 to 10 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A Hills 6 ft Apart 6 ft Hills 6 ft Apart100 - 120 days
Gourd Seed Planting Information:

Gourds grows well in hot and humid regions, but can be grown in northern regions if seeds are started indoors. Plant your seeds indoors in large plastic containers several weeks before last frost. Transplant outdoors in garden when soil is warm. In southern regions you may plant seeds directly in garden in hills. Gourds have climbing vines and should be grown near fence or trellis to keep them off the ground. Plants will produce better if supported off the ground. Some types of gourds need to develop on the ground to retain their unique shapes. Add humus after seeds have sprouted to prevent soil from drying out. Plants grow 2 ft tall and vines spread up to 10 ft.

Warning: Do not plant in cold wet soil or you may experience poor germination!

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

The soil should be continuously moist, but not waterlogged. Water well during dry and hot spells. Make sure plants get ½" water per week.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro.

Harvest Tips:

Cut gourds from vines about 1" above the fruit with garden scissors when they are mature.

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by on February 3, 2008

This gourd, when dried, is the source of the luffa or loofah sponge, but it is also commonly eaten as a vegetable in Asia. When skinned and stir-fried in oil with fresh ginger, it makes its own broth, for a delicious soup. It is also amazing when deep-fried with a tempura batter. This is one of my very favorite vegetables. The flavor is unique, and fabulous.

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by on August 27, 2011

My grandpa used to grow these as a "dishrag gourd" which we used to scrub pots and pans.

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