The information on this page applies to seedlings sold by Fremont LEAF Nursery during our 2021 Seedling Sale.
Luffa aegyptiaca. (Cucumber family) Sponge gourd or luffa is eaten as a vegetable in it's immature stage. The fully ripened fruit is strongly fibrous and inedible and is used to make scrubbing both sponges. The sweet honey sponge gourd is our special selected variety, vigorous and prolific. Fruit is green in color, 2 in wide and 10 in long, weighing up to 8 oz. It has excellent taste. The flowers are a striking yellow.  
|Container Friendly||Trellis Needed||Easy to Grow||Pollinator Friendly|
Best Time To Plant Your Seedlings
|Full Sun||Above 65º F||Keep moist|
|Plant Spacing||Row Spacing||Days to Harvest|
|4 to 5 feet||45 days after transplanting|
Common Pests and Diseases
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