Gourd Seeds - Luffa

Gourd Seeds - Luffa

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.79
1 Ounce $13.69
1/4 Pound $32.59 41% Savings
1 Pound $75.59 ($4.72/ounce) 66% Savings
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  • Source of the popular bathroom and kitchen scrubber
  • Large, green fruits
  • Grow your own sponges!
  • Will tolerate some shade, but prefers full sun exposure
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Warm Season
Fruit Size Up to 24 inches
Growth Habit Climbing

Flavor Profile Slightly Sweet; Crisp; Crunchy Texture
Plant Characteristics Fast Growing
Use Culinary, Trellis Garden
Growing Conditions Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Outdoor

About Gourd Seeds - Luffa

Curcubita cylindrica

Seed Type Heirloom Seed

Grow Heirloom Gourds - Plant Luffa Gourd Seeds

Yes, the luffa that you know as a sponge IS actually a gourd! Luffa gourd seeds are one of the most interesting - and practical - varieties that can be grown in the garden.

Planting Information

Planting Gourd Seeds - Luffa

Planting Season Warm Season
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/2 inch
Plant Spacing 24 to 36 inches
Water Needs High
Hardiness Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Days to Maturity 90 to 120 days
View our Gourd Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count
Packet 21
1 Ounce 200
1/4 Pound 800
1 Pound 3,200

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Companion Plants for Gourd Seeds - Luffa