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PlantFiles: Okra
Abelmoschus esculentus 'Beck's Big Buck Horn'

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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: Beck's Big Buck Horn

Synonym:Hibiscus esculentus

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
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Foliage:
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Other details:
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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

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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Sep 2, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

75-85 days Some call it the snapping okra because of the way it snaps easily off the plant when ready to harvest. Really big, fluted, remarkably tender, delicious, green pods grow in abundance on tall, sturdy plants over an extended period. Good producer, but not as good taste wise as more standard okra.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mammoth Spring, Arkansas
Augusta, Georgia



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