Luffa Gourd Seeds

(P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Item #00900-PK-P1


Just rub off the skin of this squash and you have a sponge

Days to Maturity: 90 to 100 from direct sow

Forget paying boutique prices for this all-natural, luxurious bath sponge. Grow your own Luffa gourds and discover even more uses for this fascinating, porous fruit.

Easy, heavy-bearing, carefree vines, these gourds can reach anywhere from 6 inches to 2½ feet long, and about 4 to 7 inches in diameter. They ripen to dark green in late summer, and should be left on the vine until the skin begins to shrivel. When this occurs, harvest them and scrub the skin away, revealing the porous, dense network of tan-colored matter within. They will be full of seeds; just cut the gourd to desired size and shake out the seeds. They're ready to use!

Sow seeds directly in full sun after the soil has warmed. Train the vine onto a trellis or fence to save space and to produce more rounded fruit.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Cucurbita
Species cylindrica
Variety Luffa
Item Form (P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Late Summer
Days to Maturity 100
Fruit Color Green
Habit Vining
Seeds Per Pack 25
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Trellises
Bloom Color Yellow
Foliage Color Dark Green
Harvest Season Early Fall, Late Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Ornamental, Outdoor, Vines and Climbers

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

February 21, 2022

Good germination

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

They're a very temperamental plant, but strong and hardy once established. I grew in zone 7a. Once established, you can get a lot of luffa from just one plant. Last year, I got 7 large sponges. There were at least 10 others in various stages by the end of my season, and the plant was still trying to start more fruit. If you give it plenty of time or have a longer growing season, you'll get more than enough from one plant. It also has a great germination rate. I got my park seeds two years ago. This year I bought some luffa seeds from baker creek since I knew my seeds we're getting old. I started 3 seeds from each company. All 3 park seeds (2 yrs old) germinated, while only 1 of the baker creek seeds germinated. And, the park seeds germinated faster. They're a good hardy seed and definitely good for cold weather.

Dorothy from RI
April 15, 2012

SUPER long vines, fun plant

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

Living in Western NY the growing season is a bit short but if planted in a warm sunny location it will grow. Lots of room is needed for the super long vines. I simply wrap it around and around a trellis. and around and around and around....... fun thing to grow.

chrissy from NY
February 07, 2012

Grow luffa for your parrots

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I've grown luffa for my parrots. They love them so much! They chew it, rub on it, bite it, hang from it & never seem to get tired of it. Big parrot to canaries & finches find them irresistible.

YoYo's Mum from CA

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