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Gourd Luffa Sponge Neeta [57110]

Gourd Luffa Sponge Neeta

Luffa aegyptiaca

Plant grows like a vine and requires staking. This edible version of Snake Gourd - Casper has fruit that weighs approximately 100-150 grams and has a whitish “ghost” appearance to it. The whole fruit is eaten as a vegetable when young. When mature the soft red tomato like pulp can be used in cooking as a tomato substitute.



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

Annual or Perennial  Annual
Approx days to flower/harvest 70
Space between plants  60cm
When to sow Spring, Summer
Seeds per packet Approx 15