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Abelmoschus esculentus 'Orient Rocket'

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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: Orient Rocket

Synonym:Hibiscus esculentus

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:
Pale 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:
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:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 13, 2007, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This hybrid variety, developed in Taiwan, has become very popular in markets due to its high quality. Plants are medium tall, vigorous and profilic. Pods are thin, spinless and very tender.



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