Vegetable Description: This open pollinated variety is also called Vegetable Sponge and Dishcloth Gourd because, once cured, skin can be peeled off to reveal a usable sponge! Vigorous, rapidly growing vines from which fruit can be harvested over a long period of time. First harvest is typically in 55 to 60 days. Average water needs. Water regularly, but don't over water.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Luffa cylindrica
Other Common Names: Smooth Luffa, Sponge Luffa, Climbing Okra, Dishrag Gourd
Vegetable Duration: Annual
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 60
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 270
Vegetable Height: 48” to 72”
Vegetable Spacing: 5' to 6'
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside after danger of last frost. Plant in hills of 2-3 plants per hill at 60”-72” apart, and 1“ below soil surface.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Gourds must be very over-ripe before harvesting seed. After removing seeds from over-ripe fruit, clean and dry the seeds. Store in cool, dry conditions.
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