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PlantFiles: Okra
Abelmoschus esculentus 'Penta Dragon'

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Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abelmoschus (a-bel-MOS-kus) (Info)
Species: esculentus (es-kew-LEN-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Penta Dragon

Synonym:Hibiscus esculentus

Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On May 5, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Available from AgroHatai, which offers this description; "60-70 days after sowing. The plant is dwarf, 70 cm tall, short internodes, early and prolific. Pods are pentagonal, deep green, spineless almost free of fluting. Vigorous and easy to grow."



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