This page gives instructions on how to buy organic heirloom gourd seeds from David's Garden Seeds.
Cucuzzi Edible Gourd grows pale green fruits up to 36 inches long, for best tenderness harvest at 6 to 12 inches. Fruits are milder than luffa. Bug-resistant plants are a great zucchini substitute. Normally very vigorous, but had a shorter season during 2013’s cold, wet summer. Big sprawling vines up to 20 feet long, best planted on the edge of the garden; at Monticello they’re grown up a sturdy 10-ft. Ready to harvest in 57 days.
Cucuzzi Edible 10 Organic Heirloom Seeds
The fruit of the Luffa Gourd grows to about two feet in length. The vine is ornamental with yellow blossoms and silvery shaded green foliage. In the north this plant must be started in a hotbed. An heirloom seed from Florida, the dried interiors of these gourds are sold in some drugstores across the country. This is the common variety. Ready in 150 to 200 days.
Luffa 10 Organic Heirloom Seeds
Ridged Luffa takes 76 days for edible fruits, 135 days for sponges. Harvest the long, angular fruits for edible fruits when tender and young, at about 1¼-1½ in. x 6-14 in, picking every 2-3 days. Use as a substitute for summer squash or okra. Fruits are attractive sliced and do not have the bitterness of smooth luffas. For sponges or dish cloths, allow fruits to mature to full size, 18-30 in., then ret. Vigorous vines are best trellised. Ready to harvest in about 80 days.
Luffa Ridged 10 Organic Heirloom Seeds
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