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PlantFiles: Okra
Abelmoschus esculentus 'Dwarf Green'

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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: Dwarf Green

Synonym:Hibiscus esculentus

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Vegetables

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive berrygirl On Feb 27, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is a great-tasting and well-producing okra! Best when picked 2-3 in. long. It is a dwarf plant and can be grown in containers.

Germinates in 7-14 days. Sow seed 1/4'' deep, spacing 2". Space rows 2-3 ft. Harvets in about 58 days.

Regional...

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

Lucedale, Mississippi



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