Sponge Gourd (Black Seeds) Desi Vegetable Seeds



1) Sponge gourd can easily grow in containers. The seed packet contains approximately 15 to 20 seeds.

Sponge gourd is one of the popular vegetables similar to ridge gourd. The only difference is sponge gourd has a smooth surface. Sponge gourd belongs to the family of and genus.

Fully ripe sponge gourds have a high volume of fibrous which is being used as cleansing agents (utensils) and making shoe soles, table mats. This vegetable is cultivated in most of the states in India.

Seeds Per Packet – 15 to 20

Seeds Specifications

Common NameSponge gourd, Gilki / Chikni Turai, Luffa
HeightUp to 30 ft
Flower ColourYellow
Bloom TimeSummer, Rainy season, Winter
Difficulty LevelEasy to grow

Planting And Care

  • Luffa can also be grown in containers around 5-gallon size
  • Containers must have good drainage and cant be moved once the vines attach tendrils to other objects

Sponge Gourd  Care

  • At the time of bed preparation, FYM should be mixed with soil for good yield
  • Seeds are sown directly on the bed or pot
  • They should be planted 2 cm deep in the bed or pots
  • Plastic wrap can be used for mulching purposes to control weed and water loss
  • They should be planted 2 cm deep in pots
SunlightFull Sun
SoilWell-drained loamy soil with 6.5 to 7 pH level
Temperature25 to 30 degree C
FertilizerUse any organic fertilizer.
Harvest SeasonSummer, Rainy season, Winter

Sponge Gourd Special Feature

Sponge gourd is required a low investment and it can be grown year long with high yields in a short duration period.

Sponge Gourd  Uses

Medicinal Use:

  • Contain vitamin A and C

Culinary Use:

  • Tender fruits are used for cooking purpose


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