: Seed Needs, Luffa Gourd (Luffa aegyptiaca) 2 Packages of 45 Seeds Non-GMO: Garden & Outdoor. Seed Needs, Luffa Gourd (Luffa aegyptiaca) 2 Packages of 45 Seeds Non-. +. Gourd Luffa Seeds, Luffa Gourd Sponge seeds, 25 seeds, Organic, NON GMO. The Sponge Gourd or Loofah (Luffa aegyptiaca) is widely valued for its interior fibers. Dried, these gourds are used for scrubbing and cleaning (among other.

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Luffa aegyptiaca Loofah PFAF Plant Database

However, such characteristics of mature fruits make it ideal to use as a scrubbing sponge. Horizontal trellis were shown to enhance fruit yield in Sri Lanka Silva et al.

Information about the composition of luffa products is relatively scarce. Seed treatment effects on emergence of Luffa sponge gourd.

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Evaluation of nutrient and anti-nutrient contents of selected Nigerian cucurbits seeds. The endocarp lufda the edible portion of the fruit that later becomes fibrous and spongy. Hand pollination of female flowers in the morning can increase yields[ ]. Luffa is primarily grown for its fibre production.

Yields can be reduced in areas of heavy rain[ ]. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. Journal New York Botanical Garden, One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not aegyyptiaca in the web browser that you are using.


Sponge gourd seeds require warm soil to germinate. Last update on Fruits drying along the roadside in Monterrico, Guatemala, where production of the sponges is an important local industry. The injury and seasonal occurrence of melon fly, Dacus cucurbitae Coquillett, in central Taiwan Trypetidae, Diptera.

The fruits are green with longitudinal marked lines, ljffa to 61 cm long and 7. However, luffa seeds and oil meal contain bitter substances that may be toxic to livestock. International Board for Plant Genetic Resource. Luffa seeds are a potential source of energy and protein for rabbits.

Luffa aegyptiaca

Plants succeed aegyptiacx poor soils, but fruit best in soils of moderate fertility[ ]. It is also used to make hats, insoles of shoes, car-wipers, mats, sandals and gloves.

Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia: Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. A plant of the lowland tropics, where it is found at elevations up to 1, metres. An early paper reported that luffa leaves could be fed to cattle, sheep, goats and horses Malzy, Owing to its striking yellow flowers, Luffa aegyptiaca is occasionally grown as an ornamental.

Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. Luffa is a fast-growing vine well suited to tropical areas or to summer-growing conditions under a temperate climate.

It is an annual climbing or trailing herbaceous species that can grow to a length of 15 m. New opportunities in Cucurbitaceae.


The pistillate flowers are borne either singly on a separate node or in association with staminate inflorescence. The fruit is essentially an inferior berry, even though it is called a pepo because of its hard, tough rind when mature Seshadri, Luffa fruits and foliage are palatable and browsed by goats Achigan-Dako et al.

They are also used in soups, curries etc[]. Studies in genus Luffa. Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Antioxidant constituents in the fruits of Luffa cylindrica L. Seed – roasted, salted and aegjptiaca as a delicacy[ ]. No information is available about the use of luffa fruit, seeds and oil meal in pig feeds as of The lower nodes usually bear only staminate inflorescence, middle nodes both staminate inflorescence and pistillate flowers, and terminal nodes only pistillate flowers Omini and Hossain, Comparative evaluation of amino acid composition and volatile organic compounds of selected Nigerian cucurbit seeds.

Luffa is thought to have originated from Asia, though some authors have also suggested a West African origin. Year ISBN Description An excellent, in-depth look at the main vegetable crops that aegyptizca be grown in the Tropics, plus many less well-known plants. Young fruits were used for food.