100 days—Prepare fertile, well drained soil. Sow seeds in spring/early summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location.
The seed coat is hard and should be soaked in warm water for 24 hours or gently clip the seed tip to help the seed germinate.
Hill planting: Form soil into a 1-ft. diameter mound 3-4' tall. Space mounds 4-6' apart. On each mound plant 1-2 seeds.
Row planting: Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Hand pollination may be necessary.
Train to climb a vertical support for better air circulation, straighter fruit and ease of harvest. To process for luffa sponges, allow gourds to hang on the vine until they are fully mature and the skin hardens/dries. Remove skin and seeds.
Harvest immature fruit 6" - 8" for cooking. Prepare luffa as you would zucchini. Lightly stir-fry thin slices or add to soup. Steam or deep-fry thick slices. Also delicious stuffed with pork and braised.
10 Seeds Per Package
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Note: IMPORTANT: I am not responsible for buyer germination success, seeds have been tested.
1. Any and all claims made through USPS must be made by the buyer, our company will assist you with any claim as much as we are able. The final responsibility relies with the buyer.
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