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Loofah, smooth (丝瓜) seeds

  • $7.00
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Luffa aegyptiaca

Also known as luffa, Chinese okra 

Loofah grows as a vine and is very productive, especially in warm, hot summers. This loofah variety grows long, smooth loofahs averaging 30-40cm in length. You can use young fruits as you would zucchinis – they make a delicious stir fry. Alternatively, let them mature and dry out on the vine and turn them into shower sponges!


10 seeds hand-saved from my garden to yours.


Plant type: warm season annual

Plant family: cucurbit family

Plant size: spreading vines up to 9m long

Sun: Full sun 


When to sow: early spring, transplant after last frost

Heat mat? Recommended for cool climates