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Dishcloth or Luffa Gourd
 
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Dishcloth or Luffa Gourd (20 seeds) (AG103) $3.00

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(Luffa aegyptiaca) Burpee’s 1888 catalogue said, “A natural dishcloth, and a most admirable one. Many people prefer this as a dishcloth. The fruit grows 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.” Tasty cooked like okra when young.
 
Dishcloth or Luffa Gourd
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 15
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

93.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
cv
Location:
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Date:
December 12, 2018
          5.0
 
Huge hit.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? zero pest or disease problems

What are the cons? none

Review:

So much fun and so easy. Planted two plants, beautiful and had no pests or mildew or anything. I fed them lightly a couple times (5-5-5) and just gave them lots of water and a trellis. They ran out of room on the trellis and I threw a ball of twine from the trellis to the trees to give them a line up, which they immediately climbed. They covered the treetops and now I don't know how I'm getting the loofahs down but it's pretty great seeing them hanging through the leaves under the canopy. They are the neighborhood's favorite vegetable in the garden this year--agree you should peel when yellow/turning brown, when you can press the skin and it crinkle-pops back. Skin basically falls off the bone. I planted directly in late May in 10a and harvested a few in August/September, and now they're doing a second round with many more loofahs that are still green, but slowly dehydrating now in December. I lost one to a thief, I think because they look so fun and odd. Huge fan!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kim
Location:
Brownsburg, IN, United States
Date:
November 28, 2018
          5.0
 
Wonderful plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, beautiful

What are the cons? Long ripening time

Review:

This was a fun plant to grow. I knew they needed to be started very early but i don’t think late February was early enough for my Indianapolis area garden. Several of them struggled after they were transplanted in the ground since they were grown in the same container. They bounced back soon enough and grew beautiful, bushy vines along my fence. They had a very unpleasant smell when you rubbed or brushed up against the leaves. The flowers were beautiful and loved by wasps and ants. Finally fruit appeared but only one usable sponge ripened before frost. I’m growing them again next year and will start them much earlier

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Megan Baby TRex Farms
Location:
New Orleans, LA, United States
Date:
November 9, 2018
          5.0
 
Luffa Gourd
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific, easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

I bought these seeds about three years ago and it wasn't until this past summer that I was able to plant them. They did-- and are still doing!-- beautifully. This was my first time growing luffa gourds and I'm officially hooked.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 18 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

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15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

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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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