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PlantFiles: Okra
Abelmoschus esculentus 'Arabica'

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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: Arabica

Synonym:Hibiscus esculentus

Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 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; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 29, 2007, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

From Golden Valley Seed, which offers this description: "The plant is 4.5 to 5 feet tall. The pods are tapered, ridged, and spineless. Pods can grow to be 4 inches in length, but it is recommended that they be harvested between 2.5 to 3 inches. Coloration is shining dark green."



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