Gourd, Luffa
Baker Creek

Gourd, Luffa

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(Luffa aegyptiaca) Burpee’s 1888 catalogue said, “A natural dishcloth, and a most admirable one. Many people prefer this as a dishcloth. The fruit grows about 2 feet, and the vine is very ornamental, producing clusters of yellow blossoms, in pleasing contrast with the silvery-shaded, dark green foliage. In the North, this variety requires starting in a hotbed. The dried interiors of these gourds have already become an article of commerce; grown in Florida, they are sold by Philadelphia and NY druggists.” Tasty cooked like okra when young.

Minimum Seed Count: 20

Packaged for 2020

Image and description courtesy Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds/Rareseeds.com

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