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Abelmoschus esculentus ‘Long Green okra’

Okra

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Features

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

Description

Abelmoschus esculentus ‘Long Green okra’ (Okra). This annual variety has cream flowers with yellow centres and dark red markings at the base of the petals. Leaves are dark green and lance-shaped with slightly wavy edges.

Characteristics

Annual, Vegetable

Other common names

Lady's fingers, Bhindi

Origin

West Africa

Interest and use

Culinary; often used in soups and stews. The pods should be young and tender when picked.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

You can grow in fertile, well drained soil with full sun. This plant likes disturbed ground.

Propagation

By seeds 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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