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(Luffa cylindrica)

Sponge gourd is one of the popular vegetables like ridge gourd. The only difference is sponge gourd has a smooth surface. Sponge gourd belongs to the family of Cucurbitaceae and genus of Luffa. Luffa can also be grown in containers around 5-gallon size. Containers must have good drainage and can’t be moved once the vines attach tendrils to other objects.

This smooth skin sponge gourd has dark green and slightly ribbed fruit. It is grown for food or sponges. The young fruit are cooked or used in salad. The buds, shoots and young leaves are also edible

Uses: Fully ripe sponge gourds have a high volume of fibrous which is being used as cleansing agent (utensils) and making shoe-soles, table mats.

 Approximate seeds per pack: 10

Days to maturity: 80 Days

Life Cycle: Warm Season Annual

Planting season: Spring, Summer

Sun Requirement: Full Sun

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