Sponge Gourd, Vegetable Sponge Luffa cylindrica - Luffa aegyptica , Luffa aegyptiaca

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Botanical Name:

Luffa cylindrica

Family:

Cucurbitaceae

Genus:

Luffa

Species:

cylindrica

Common Name:

Sponge Gourd, Vegetable Sponge

Seeds Per Pound:
3,459
Quantity:
2.25 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
13
Germination:
91%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
15-20 feet
Collection Locale:
Holland
Crop Year:
2021
In Stock: 2.25 lb
Prices
  • Luffa cylindrica

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$4.95
1 oz
$14.95
1 lb
$79.50
1 kg
$158.00
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Luffa aegyptiaca is a species of Luffa . Commonly known as Smooth Luffa and Egyptian Luffa , sometimes under the obsolete name Luffa cylindrica and frequently misspelt "Luffa aegyptica", it is cultivated and grown for its fruit. The fruit resembles a cucumber . Young fruit can be eaten as a vegetable while ripe fruits can be use to make bath sponges. They may also be grown as an ornamental plant . It is native to northern Africa. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov