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80-90 days to maturity. Luffa acutangula ’Buab Moom’. Buab Moom Gourd Seeds. Non-GMO, warm-season, annual, hybrid. This hybrid ridge gourd is highly productive and vigorous. The fruit is green in color, growing up to 19 inches in length and 2 inches in diameter. The gourds weigh approximately 0.5 lb. To fully mature, Luffa gourds demand a lengthy growing season. Let the gourds dry on the plant to grow your sponge! Try growing over an arched trellis for visual appeal.Approx 200 seeds / oz.
Other Common Names: Luffa plant, Chinese okra, si gua, silk gourd, lin jiao si gua, edible luffa, you lin si gua, sze kwa, see kwa, hechima, or luffa gourd.
How to Grow Buab Moom Gourd
Germinate seeds by soaking them in warm water for 24hrs and then placing them on a moist paper towel in a dark container. In northern climates, this plant must be cultivated in a greenhouse. In conditions where greenhouse cucumbers can be grown, these gourds prefer it even a tad warmer! Luffa Gourds do not like being transplanted; get the seedlings to their growing site quickly.
Buab Moom Luffa Gourd loves a trellis to climb up throughout the growing season. It provides air circulation to avoid diseases and create uniform fruits. Supply abundant nitrogen in the soil with fertilizer, compost, or a nitrogen fixator intercrop (such as yard-long beans). Prune the plant periodically to have one vertical vine. In conditions with a long enough growing season, remove the first few blooms and allow the plant additional time to establish before fruiting.
Harvesting Buab Moom Gourd
For consumption, harvest the gourds when they are firm, bright green, and 4-6 inches long. For shower luffa harvest, leave the gourds on the plant until they are brown and dry. Then, break open the skin and shake out the seeds.
The young edible gourds do not store very long. Pick them close to use. Buab Moom gourds are enjoyed like a zucchini; steam or deep-fry thick slices. They are also delicious when stuffed with pork and braised.
Tips From Our Gardeners
“What should you do with all your luffas? If you already have one for your shower, the fibrous mass inside the mature, dry luffa gourd can also be used for a kitchen sponge to clean dishes. I have found it to be very effective!”
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