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Luffa aegyptiaca - Loofah Bath Sponge Gourd - Grow Your Own - 15 Fresh Seeds

Luffa aegyptiaca - Loofah Bath Sponge Gourd - Grow Your Own - 15 Fresh Seeds

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Luffa aegyptiaca - Loofah Bath Sponge Gourd - Grow Your Own - 15 Fresh Seeds

Luffa aegyptiaca - Loofah Bath Sponge Gourd - Grow Your Own - 15 Fresh Seeds

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Luffa aegyptiaca - Loofah

This is a listing for a pack of 15 seeds.

Luffa aegyptiaca (or Luffa cylindrica as it is sometimes called) is an annual member of the cucumber family grown for its fruits which, when young, are edible and when mature can be turned into a natural sponge.  It grows as a vine, climbing by means of tendrils.  It has large five point leaves, shaped rather like those seen on Maples and flowers throughout the summer producing both male and female flowers (as with all members of the family).  Female flowers (those with the embryonic fruit behind the petals) will develop the long fruit if they are pollinated either by insects or by hand (take a male flower from another plant and dust the female flowers with the pollen).

If harvested whilst still immature and no more than the size of a zucchini, the fruits are edible as the fibrous structure, typical of the luffa, has not yet developed and hardened.  Left to mature,  the fruits will elongate to well over 60 cm or more in length and develop a rigid internal fibre structure which is the basis for the sponge.  Clean harvested fruits and allow to dry out naturally, reserving the seeds for next years crop, and you will have your luffa.

Very easy to grow from seed.  Full instructions can be downloaded from my website, details of which are on my 'Me' page

 
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Variety Luffa
Type Seeds
Sub-Type Vegetables/ Fruits

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