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Abelmoschus esculentus ‘Clemson's Spineless okra’

Okra

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.9m to 2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite-yellow, red
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Abelmoschus esculentus ‘Clemson's Spineless okra’ (Okra). This annual variety has palmately lobed leaves. The flowers are single, white-yellow and red blooms. The fruits are dark green small pods about 6cm long.

Characteristics

Annual, Vegetable

Other common names

Lady fingers

Origin

Africa or India

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You can grow in fertile, well drained soil with full sun.

Propagation

By seed in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for slugs, fungal disease, rust, powdery mildew, red spider mites. White fly may be problem under glass.

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