Luffa aegyptiaca

CUCURBITACEAE

Luffa

Plant habit: Vigorous annual vine that is best trellised.
Sow: Seeds germinates at temp between 70-80F in 10-12 days.
Grow: |In a moist, fertile, freely draining soil in full sun.
Harvest in 11-12 weeks
Pollination: produces both male and female flowers on the same plant X with Luffa sp.
Seed Saving: When dry cut off the ends and shake seeds out
Uses: Mature fruits are used as bath sponges. Young fruits 10-15cm are used in stirfrys. Shoots, flowers and leaves are edible

 


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