Luffa – Gourd

5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

$0.99

Seed per pack: 20
Days till maturity: 80

Grow your own loofah sponge! These gourds grow prolific amounts of long 12 to 14 inch gourd which when fully mature will have a dry husk and the sponge is just beneath that. Natural, home grown, and better than anything you will buy at the store.

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Heirloom?

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Best Feature

Best for
  
20 Yes85 DaysBeautiful green color!Exfoliating skin! Let it dry, and you can use it to refresh your skin!  

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Weight0.04 oz

6 reviews for Luffa – Gourd

  1. 5 out of 5

    I love these so far! I have 3 plants that are vining up the frame of my old greenhouse that I’m using as a trellis for them. The leaves are huge and dark green. They are covered with beneficial bugs that are keeping them well pollinated even though we don’t have many honey bees here. I can’t wait to see how many luffas I get from the 3 plants.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Awesome! 10 out of 11 sprouted and are doing great!

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Vined all over my fence and was very productive with a lot of organic matter.

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Very prolific and easy to grow vine. Grow in warmer weather. Let the luffa grow all season and dry in the vine. Mine are already over 18 inches long!

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I grew MIG luffas this year and had HUGE success with them. {more than many other varieties & vender’s versions} I used a 10 foot market umbrella pole planted in dirt & just threw some chicken wire over the top & wired the sides closed in a few spots, planted the seeds around the hole thing. Today is November 17th and my sponges are still growing like mad with lots of new ones starting every day! I did send some pix to MIG about a month ago to show them my 8-10 foot tall vines full of flowers & sponges. Not sure how many seed germinated {I live in the Ca desert and spring lasts about a week & then it heats up so we plant fast & don’t stop to look at what’s up til we’re done planting} but I think I planted around 10 seeds, I have harvested at least 35 sponges so far! I also decided that I wanted a screen in front of a bedroom window to block the sun about 6 weeks ago, I just cut the ends off some of the vines about a foot long & stuck them in a jar of water, they rooted in about a week & I planted them on chix wire hooked to my eaves in front of the double window, in 3 weeks they covered it & were full of small sponges. I am hoping they all mature before our winds kick up but I am more than happy with the plants & sponges & tons of seed that I am now sharing with everyone. I know they are edible when small but I have never tasted them, has anyone out there eaten them? If so, what do they taste like? I have heard them called “climbing okra” in some Asian cultures.

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This was my first year with gourds. I transplanted about 3 and watched the plant take off. It took quite a while for them to produce but, that was probably my fault. I plan to have them grow on a perimeter fence the next time I grow them.

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