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Dishcloth or Luffa Gourd
 
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Dishcloth or Luffa Gourd (20 seeds) (AG103) $2.50

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Dishcloth or Luffa Gourd

         
 
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(Luffa Aegyptiaca) Burpee's 1888 catalogue said, "A natural dishcloth, and a most admirable one. Many ladies prefer this dishcloth. The fruit grow about 2', and the vine is very ornamental, producing clusters of yellow blossoms, in pleasing contrast with the silvery-shaded, dark green foliage. In the North this variety requires starting in a hotbed. The dried interiors of these gourds have already become an article of commerce; grown in Florida, they are sold by Philadelphia and NY druggists."
 
Dishcloth or Luffa Gourd
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 12
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

91.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ajidulce
Location:
Wake Forest, NC, United States
Date:
October 10, 2018
          5.0
 
Harvest before completely dry.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Large fruit

What are the cons? None

Review:

It’s October 10 and I am still harvesting. Some young fruit may have time to ripen yet. I have harvested 10 loofah gourds from a single plant. Several sources of information say to let the loofah get dry and dark on the vine but I find it easier to pick when they are a mustard yellow color and feel like a hard rubber toy. At that point the skin peels from the top down much like a banana. If it were completely dry, for one thing it would not be completely white but also you would have to pick little bits off at a time and would be very laborious.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Soggybottomfarms
Location:
gray, GA, United States
Date:
September 26, 2018
          5.0
 
Takes awhile but worth it
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? multiple uses food and sponges

What are the cons? spread all over if allowed

Review:

Started early april and planted after last frost.Took a little while but vines are vigorous and spread like crazy.Ate a bunch of the finger size fruit.Alot like summer squash.Vines are now spreading everywhere and loaded with foot and a half long fruit.(September)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
bob
Location:
defuniak springs, FL, United States
Date:
June 13, 2018
          5.0
 
process
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? beautiful vine flowers

What are the cons? bleach sponge recommended

Review:

the sponge will collect fungus etc. bleaching is best to finish processing

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

8 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Garden Girl 2
Location:
Wichita, KS, United States
Date:
January 6, 2018
          5.0
 
Easy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Lovely luffa fruit!

What are the cons? none

Review:

Very easy to grow, they make lovely large gourds.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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38 out of 39 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chickenman
Location:
Bucks County, PA, United States
Date:
September 14, 2017
          5.0
 
Two plants Luffa for months
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Prolific growth

What are the cons? None

Review:

I planted seeds in early June, hoping I was not too late. By the end of July I had at least four full size luffas with more starting out on the vines each day. They will take over and area if left unchecked, not really a negative but something to keep in mind. So far mine have gone up four feet and down the same with fifteen to twenty feet going across the ground with a month left before frost hits. I will plant these again next year in a larger area to keep them from choking out other plants.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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