Loofah (Lufa aegyptiaca)

Loofah (Lufa aegyptiaca)

Regular price $4.50 Sale price $3.00
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We have the coolest customers (and patients!). Did you know you can GROW loofah? A beloved customer let us test out her garden stash of this summer squash. Yup, you heard right. Squash....

Luffa, a.k.a. loofa or loofah, refers to two species of gourd: Luffa aegyptiaca (the angled luffa, ridged luffa, Chinese okra, or vegetable gourd) and L. acutangular a.k.a. L. cyclindrica (the smooth luffa, Egyptian luffa, dishrag gourd, or gourd loofa). Angled luffa has long ridges running the length of the fruit while smooth loofa has a rounder profile, with shallow creases running the length of the fruit. The species are used pretty much interchangeably and both are vigorous annual vines with showy yellow flowers. Luffas belong to the Cucurbitaceae or gourd family, along with their somewhat distant cousins squashes, watermelons, cucumbers, melons, and the hard-shelled gourds.

We are selling them for $3.50 to add to our luxurious soap collection. All proceeds go back to the gardener ;)