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Luffa Sponge Gourd

$2.99 USD

Seed Count: Approx. 10 seeds

Days to Maturity: 90-130 days

Description:  Luffa Gourds, aka Chinese Okra, are some of the most practical gourds that you can grow in your garden, since these gourds are often used to make natural sponges.  The plants are beautiful and ornamental, with silvery green foliage that's adorned with abundant, cute, yellow flowers.  Luffa can be quite the productive plant, and in no time, you'll have all the natural sponges you can use to clean or to bathe with.  This variety produces the classic cylindrical, 6 in.-2 ft. long luffa gourds.  However, when picked young enough (about 2-4 inches), the flesh isn't fibrous, and can be cooked like okra.  Gourds do great in Southern regions, with long hot growing seasons, but you can grow them in cooler zones, as well, as long as you start them indoors first.  Keep in mind that these babies need space, since they're vigorous 20 ft. + vines, and look absolutely adorable on trellises and arches.

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