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Luffa Aegyptiaca Seed

(Luffa aegyptiaca)

One vine will produce enough natural luffa sponges for your entire family! Most of the sponges will be 12-18" in length and can be cut to any size or shape for household use. The young squash are also edible up to the time they are 6-7 inches in length. Use them like summer squash. Let the remainder mature and dry on the vine, then peel off the outer shell to reveal your sponge!

Details:

Flowers:attractive large yellow blooms during the summer
Fruit:fruits are edible up to 6 or 7 inches in length
Lifecycle:1    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:30'
Heirloom:no
Container Planting:no

Cultural Requirements:

Sun:full sun for best flowering & fruit production
Water:fruits are larger and more abundant with regular watering

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