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Sponge and bottle gourds, Luffa and Lagenaria

by Franklin W. Martin

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Published by Agricultural Research (Southern Region), Science and Education Administration, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in New Orleans, La .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gourds,
  • Lagenaria

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Franklin W. Martin
    SeriesVegetables for the hot, humid tropics -- pt. 4, Vegetables for the hot, humid tropics -- pt. 4.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 19 p. :
    Number of Pages19
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25936928M
    OCLC/WorldCa45545649

    “Dishrag” gourd, as members of the Luffa varieties are also called, is another type of utility gourd, as its dried interior is used as a sponge. Luffa gourds, which can grow up to 2 feet long. Sponge Gourd (Luffa Cylindrica) Reinforced Polyester Composites: Preparation and Properties V alcineide O.A. T anobe! @, Sandro C. Amico $, Graciela I.B. Muniz!.

      The sponge gourd, also known as the luffa plant, is famous for its inner sponge, which is used as a handy scrubber primarily for the body, or for countertops, etc. As it is not a typical garden plant, some patience is required for the proper growth and harvest of the luffa. Once harvested the it needs be dried out and the shell can be peeled off, revealing the inner sponge-like texture. utilitarian gourds (lagenaria), Utilitarian gourds are green while growing, and then dry a brown shade. These gourds are most often used for tools and utensils because of their tough shell. vegetable sponge gourds (luffa). Vegetable sponge gourds have a shell that can be peeled off, revealing a center that can be used as a sponge.

    Luffa Angled Seeds "Extra Long" (Asian vegetable) Edible Luffa,Chinese okra,Fruit weighs 1 pound, 33".used for Food and luffa sponges. CaribbeanGarden out of 5 stars (7,) $ Favorite. Luffa is a genus of tropical and subtropical vines in the cucumber family (Cucurbitaceae).. In everyday non-technical usage, the luffa, also spelled loofah, usually refers to the fruits of the species Luffa aegyptiaca and Luffa is cultivated and eaten as a vegetable, but must be harvested at a young stage of development to be : Cucurbitaceae.


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Heiser Jr CB. The gourd book. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press; include bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria Sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica Roem.) is a popular cucurbitaceous. Luffa, bottle gourd, ash gourd, bitter gourd, pointed gourd, and Indian squash are cooked, and some are fried for the preparation of various dishes.

Mature ash gourd fruits are used in making sweet candy in India. Leaves, twigs, and flowers of squash, pumpkin, and ash gourd are consumed in the tropics. Most cucurbits are used fresh. Luffa are tropical, vining plants that produce large fruits similar to cucumbers.

When young and small the fruit can be cooked and prepared like a summer squash. When the fruit mature, they have a rough, fibrous interior which is referred to as the sponge and is used to make a wide variety of products.

Currently, luffa sponge products are most popular as personal care products and are readily Author: Jeanine Davis. The best place to get luffa seeds is your own garden, once you grow your first crop of luffa gourds.

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Harvesting Luffa Gourds. Luffa gourds are ready to harvest when they turn yellow or brown. From GOURD to SPONGE, check out how Cymbre harvests and cuts-up luffa (loofah) sponges for personal use and for gifts. There's a lot of info here. Don't have.

LUFFA (LOOFAH) SPONGE GOURDS Luffa cylindrica The vines need a VERY sturdy fence or trellis to grow on, they don’t work as ground cover, because the gourds will discolor the sponge, rot or be misshapen when in contact with the ground. Soak seeds overnight before planting.

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The fibrous interiors of fruits from the luffa sponge gourd (Luffa aegyptiaca Mill.) are used primarily as bath sponges but also as pot scrubbers, filters, packing material, and for making tly, almost all luffa used in the United States is imported from Taiwan, China, Korea, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Venezuela, and Columbia.

Luffa sponge gourds benefit greatly from being grown on a trellis system. If luffa gourds contact the ground, fruit rot, discolored sponges, and misshaped gourds are usually the result.

A vertical trellis, similar in design to ones used for trellised cucumbers and pole beans, is most commonly used. The fruit is edible and delicious when immature at about 2 feet long and is tasty cooked like zucchini.

The mature fruit has sponge-like fibers that are famous for being used as bath and cleaning sponges. After the fruit matures, bang the gourds around to loosen the seeds, peel, squeeze and rinse the gourd until all that remains is a clean sponge. Grow delicious Sponge Gourd in your garden.

Luffa is a genus of tropical and subtropical vines classified in the cucumber (Cucurbitaceae) family. This is. Dec 8, - Explore srwagnerhome's board "Luffa Sponge", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Loofah sponge, Gourds and Vegetable garden pins. We began growing luffa sponge gourds last year and found them to be SO FUN to grow!!.

This year, we planted 10 PLANTS, and now we have luffas growing EVERYWHERE. In this video, Sarah shows all. Luffa is cold sensitive and takes a long time to mature into a dried sponge, so luffa gourd planting shouldn’t be attempted if you don’t have the patience to wait.

Sow gourd seeds 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm.) apart along a fence as soon as the ground is warm enough to work and all danger of frost has passed in spring.

The Pre-Columbia Distribution of the Bottle Gourd(Lagenaria by Richardson,James B. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Sponge Gourd: Benefits, Usage, Research, Remedies, Side Effects Sponge gourd, botanically, Luffa aegyptiaca is known as Dhamargava in Ayurveda.

It is used in the treatment of skin disorders, poisoning, inflammatory conditions and high Kapha and Pitta Dosha.A.A. Schaffer, H.S.

Paris, in Reference Module in Food Science, Other Cucurbits. Bottle gourd, Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standley, has large vines bearing large (∼10 cm wide), white flowers that open at night.

Their leaves are softly hairy, and large and rounded. This species contains a tremendous variety of fruit shapes and sizes, the result of human selection in different cultures.