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Gourd Sponge (Cooking) [57115]

Gourd Sponge (Cooking)

Luffa acutangula

Similar to zucchini, pick fruit when young and succulent.

Used in a variety of dishes in Indian, Chinese and South East Asian cuisines, where the fruits soak up the flavours they are being cooked in.



Gourds are members of the cucumber, melon and pumpkin family. They like it warm and sheltered from wind.

Annual or Perennial  Annual
Approx days to flower/harvest 150 days
Height 200cm
Space between plants  40cm
When to sow Spring, Summer
Seeds per packet Approx 10