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Saving Luffa seeds?

Posted by sfg_newbie 6 (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 7, 08 at 12:16

My luffa harvest is just beginning to come in and I wanted to save some of the seeds for next year. My question is, why are the seeds that come out of my harvested luffas white, while the ones I planted were black? Is it that the luffas are too young? Or that the seeds I planted were treated somehow (they were from R.H. Shumway). Should I be concerned about saving the seeds?

Thanks in advance!

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RE: Saving Luffa seeds?

I would guess that the seeds that are white are immature. If you have not harvested all of your luffas, I would hold off a while yet before harvesting another one, and seeing then if they have matured to a dark color.

I have only ever seen the dark, maybe almost black looking luffa seeds.


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