How To Harvest a Luffa Gourd

Harvested Luffa Gourd
Harvested Luffa Gourd. Photo credit: Evangelon James, UF/IFAS Extension

Have you ever grown a luffa gourd or seen one growing in a botanical garden? They are large gourds that grow quite easily in central Florida. These unique gourds can be harvested and used for crafts, home decor and as bath products. You can harvest your luffa gourds and collect seeds to keep growing them year after year. Luffa are a conversation starter in the garden and during harvest. Enjoy our how-to video on harvesting luffa gourds.



This video was written and produced by Horticulture Program intern, Evangelon James under supervision of the Master Gardener Coordinator and Residential Horticulture Agent Anne Yasalonis.

For more information, contact UF/IFAS Extension Polk County at (863) 519-1041 or visit us online at The Plant Clinic is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm to answer your gardening and landscaping questions. Visit us in person, give us a call, or email us at

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Posted: January 23, 2019

Category: Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Evangelon James, Luffa, Luffa Gourds, Polkgardening, Polkmg

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