Loofah Pkt of 25 seeds / aegyptiaca / Luffa / Loofah / Loofa / Loufa / Loofa / Lufa / Luf Sponge
. It is cultivated and eaten as a vegetable but must be harvested at a young stage of development to be edible
. When the fruit is fully ripened, it is very fibrous. The fully developed fruit is the source of the loofah scrubbing sponge which is used in bathrooms and kitchens
The fruit grows about 2 feet, 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.
- Genus: Cucurbita
- Species: cylindrical
- Variety: Luffa
- Item Form: (P) Pkt of 25 seeds
-Bloom Start to End: Early Summer - Late Summer
- Days to Maturity: 90 (90 to 100 days from direct sowing).
-Fruit Color: Green
- Habit: Vining
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