Extra Long Luffa Gourd

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Extra Long Luffa Gourd, also known as "Chinese Okra," or "Sponge Gourd," is a prolific, vigorous variety that produces extra long gourds, up to 15 per plant. Extra Long Luffa has a green skin and excellent flavor in cooked vegetables or pickled or eaten raw. The shoots and flowers are edible as well. Luffa left to mature on the vine can be used for luffa sponges and crafts.

Species Luffa Gourd, Extra Long
Vegetable Size 1.5 inches by 2-3 feet long

Days to Germinate

7-14 days

Days to Harvest

85

Germination Rate

75%

Test Date

10/20

Lifespan

Annual
Country of Origin

United States

Sunlight

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Seeds Packed For

2021

 

Planting Instructions:

Plant 1 inch deep in soil after danger of frost has passed in Spring and soil temperature is at least 70F, in mostly sunny areas. Trellising is recommended.

Within-Row Spacing 5 feet
Between-Row Spacing 10 feet


Nutrition Facts:

Calories 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 19 mg 0%
Potassium 403 mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 13 g 4%
Dietary fiber 2.6 g 10%
Sugar 4.6 g
Protein 0.6 g 1%
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 5%
Cobalamin 0% Magnesium 4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Also spelled as "Lufa," "Loofah," or "Loofah"