Loofah, organic seeds

Eco Heirloom variety

Information


 

Product number:3280
Scientific name:Luffa aegyptiaca
Botanic family:The Squash Family - Cucurbitaceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:120
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:Yes
Sowing time:Pre-cultivate: March–April
Sowing depth:1-2 cm
Germination time:10-20 days
Plant spacing:25-35 cm
Row spacing:60-80 cm
Height:200–300 cm
Plant location:sun
Harvest/blooming:August–September
Edible seeds:No
Seeds/g:12-14 seeds
Other:Greenhouse
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice

Sowing

The seeds are usually sown indoors in mars-april. Sow in pots, 1-2 cm deep. The fastest and most reliable germination is at a temperature of 25°C. Plant in greenhouse after the last risk of frost.

Spacing

Between the plants 25-35 cm, between the rows 60-80 cm. The climbing vines of the cucumber needs to be bound up.

Harvest

Let the fruit ripen completely on the plant and harvest just before the first frost in autumn. Let the fruits ripe and dry indoors in a warm and airy place. Then peel the fruit carefully and let it dry for a while so that you can shake out the seeds. Loofah is an excellent alternative to plastic-based sponges.

Seed

12-14 seeds / g.
a portion contains about 5-6 seeds.