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PlantFiles: Okra
Abelmoschus esculentus 'Southern Choice'

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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: Southern Choice

Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

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

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
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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:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Feb 5, 2008, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This improved variety is one of the most popular okras growing in under warm and rainy climates in Southern Asia. Plants are vigorous, in 4-5 feet high, and well branched for bearing lots of fruits. Dark green fruits, in 10-13 cm long with 5-6 ribs, are tender and smooth. First harvest of fruits can be obtained in 45 days after sowing. This variety grows very well in hot weather, 80-95 F, suitable for summer and rainy season harvest. This selected variety is tolerant to Yellow Vein Mosatic Virus.



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