Photo by Melody
It's time now to VOTE in our 14th annual photo contest! Voting ends November 7, so be sure to cast your votes for your favorites in each category here. Good luck to all contestants!

PlantFiles: Okra
Abelmoschus esculentus 'Aunt Hettie's Red'

bookmark
Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abelmoschus (a-bel-MOS-kus) (Info)
Species: esculentus (es-kew-LEN-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Aunt Hettie's Red

Synonym:Hibiscus esculentus

Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
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:
Bright Yellow

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:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Carey007 On Aug 28, 2009, Carey007 from Dora, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:

I planted a 15-20 foot row as a trial. Production was slower starting than 2 other varieties I planted, but when it started making okra it outperformed the others by a mile. Tender, excellent tasting pods even if you let it grow a little large.
Will be the only okra I plant next year.

Neutral Farmerdill On Oct 7, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Both the plant and the pods are red on this heirloom okra. (65 day)

Regional...

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

Dora, Alabama



We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America