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Sujara Sponge Gourd (10 seeds) (JS234) $3.50

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Sujara Sponge Gourd

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The sponge gourd or luffa gourd is not at all well utilized in North America. In Asia, luffas are seriously appreciated vegetables that are very easy to grow and do especially well in hot, humid, or even hot dry climates(with irrigation). This variety Sujara is a one of those special vegetable type luffas; it is harvested while still green and tender. (This has more to do with maturity than size, as tender ones can still be 12 inches long!) This vegetable is used as one would use zucchini, chayote, or other thick green vegetables. They are great in all Italian dishes and they are extremely disease-resistant plants. If you have trouble growing zucchinis because of heat and pests, consider growing some luffa vegetables they are delicious. They do particularly well in areas with a long growing season. The vines are happy to climb on old fences, old sheds and even houses!
Sujara Sponge Gourd
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Number of Reviews: 1
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5

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Southern, MD, United States
September 4, 2017
Prolific Vine Loved by Bees
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5

What are the pros? Bees love it, prolific

What are the cons? Bitter, slimy when cooked


I have only a couple of these plants, but they have taken over (late August, Zone 7a). Very prolific and pretty attractive, with big scalloped leaves and bright yellow trumpet flowers. Bees absolutely adore the flowers and practically go into little bee comas snuggled into the blossoms. They stay there for minutes at a time. (Ants love them also. Every closed blossom cluster has several ants.) Unfortunately, based on the first harvested squash, they taste awful. Going to harvest some others at a more tender stage than that first one, but the one I tried was bitter and unpleasant. Tried it raw and also cooked it with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cooking didn't fade the bitterness at all, and the squash turned into a slimy grey mush. Going to let the majority of the squash mature to see if I can harvest them for sponges instead. Should have many!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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