Luffa Seed Question

jlhart76(6)October 22, 2009

About a month ago, I found a dried luffa on my vine, peeled it & got out all the seeds. Then a week ago I had to pick all of the others while they were still green. When I peeled them, I noticed that the seeds in them are white, while the seeds in the dried luffa are black. Can I plant the white ones, or are they not mature enough to make new plants? If not, what can you do with the seeds? Are they edible like pumpkin seeds?

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Last year I bought a luffa from Asian market. I am talking about the one ready to be used in the kitchen or bath.
I found two kins of seeds inside , white and black. I think probably the white ones were not mature.
To verify this, crack a few of each color. If they have good meaty inside, they should be fine for planting. But if empty or has skinny heart then they are no good for planting.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2009 at 10:24PM
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Generally seeds have to mature to a dark color to be viable. Not in the case of pumpkin seeds though.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2009 at 4:39PM
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