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PlantFiles: Okra
Abelmoschus esculentus 'Green Sparkler'

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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: Green Sparkler

Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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:
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:

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

This excellent hybrid okra is developed by a leading seed company in India. Plants are tall, erect and well branched. Okra pods are 12 cm long and 2 cm across, 5 to 6 ribbed, smooth skin in dark green color. First harvest can be obtained 50-55 days after transplanting. This variety is tolerant to yellow mosaic virus and other disease attacks.



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