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    Also known as sponge gourd, Egyptian cucumber, smooth luffa, climbing okra, or dishrag gourd.

    Germination direct sow 1 in. deep after last frost, in colder climates start indoors in peat pots (2-4 weeks before last frost), gourds don't like their roots disturbed
    Life Cycle annual
    Uses edible*(fruit, leaves, oil, seeds), medicinal*, utility (containers, oil)
    Breed Status open pollinated
    Seeds Per Oz. ≈ 310

    *Always consult a medical professional before consuming any plants, including plants labeled "edible" or "medicinal". Click here for more information.

    Purchasers are responsible for understanding and complying with all local laws, restrictions, and regulations. For more information and a list of restricted plants and seeds, please visit the USDA's composite list of Federal and State noxious weeds. The extent Amkha Seed LLC can be held liable for damages is limited to replacement of the item, or a refund of the purchase price (within 30 days of purchase). Click here for more information.

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