Sponge Gourd - Luffa Cylindrica

Luffa aegyptiaca
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Sponge Gourd - Luffa Cylindrica

Luffa aegyptiaca

A very interesting and unique variety where mature cucumbers are dried and hollowed out to be used as, among other things, sponges for washing, dishwashing or soap holders. The cool and natural sponge absorbs moisture incredibly well, making it a fantastic helper in both the kitchen and bathroom. The sponge cucumber also dries very quickly and is also very easy to clean. The easiest way is to just rinse it thoroughly and squeeze it out. It also works great to boil it or heat it in the microwave if you want to clean it a little extra.

In addition to this use, the variety has very nice and decorative vines with yellow beautiful flowers. The cucumbers can also be eaten when they are small, as well as the yellow sweet flowers that are excellent as a garnish on both food and pastries.

So if you are looking for a unique and fun cucumber variety with a wide range of uses, we think you should try the charming sponge cucumber. Or maybe you’re tired of constantly buying new dish sponges, washcloths, and dish towels and looking for a more natural and sustainable solution? Then Luffa cylindrica is definitely the variety for you.

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    Product information

    Sowing time
    Harvest/flowering time
    Sowing depth
    1-2 cm
    Row Spacing
    60 cm
    Plant Spacing
    60 cm
    Growth time
    10-20 days
    Light Conditions
    Full Sun

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    Read more about the vegetable sponge

    Sponge Gourd is undoubtedly one of the most fun plants in the garden. Although it is both edible and decorative, the main reason for growing sponge cucumber is for the dried fruits. They become excellent sponges for shower, bath or dishwashing.

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    A family tradition since 1940

    Florea offers quality garden products - with a focus on seeds, flower bulbs and tubers. The company was founded in 2020 by Erik Hoekstra, son of Johannes Hoekstra and grandson of Georg Hoekstra, and stems from a long family tradition.

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    For us at Florea, sustainability and climate are crucial to our operations. We try as much as possible to use organic farming and methods that are gentle to nature. The emissions we do cause, for example, in the shipping of our goods, we have chosen to offset. Our entire operation is carbon offset.

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    Quality and satisfied customer guarantee. To always be able to guarantee the quality of our seeds, we regularly conduct a number of tests. Germination tests are conducted in laboratories and in test cultivations. In the laboratory, we also test purity - which is important to ensure high quality. All our tests are carried out according to the ISTA international standard.

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