Gourd seeds, Luffa Sponge, Annual.
Luffa is a very practical and useful gourd, which can be used for bathing, filtering, and cleaning.
It is shaped like a cucumber, but is larger. It grows 1 to 2 feet in length, and up to 4-5 inches in thickness, and also has a green exterior.
When immature, the interior is cucumber-like.
As it ripens, it develops a network of fibers that surround many flat, blackish seeds.
Can be grown on a trellis or fence. If grown on the ground, put a layer of mulch underneath the fruits to prevent decay.
Maturity: 100-120 days.
1.2 g. seed packet, Livingston Seed Co.