Okra 'Bowling Red'

Abelmoschus esculentus

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

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

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Water Requirements:

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Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 7, 2016, bellemeadowfarm from Tuscaloosa, AL wrote:

Very thin pods when compared to other okras. Good and tender up to about 5 or 6 inches. Baby sized okra stays half green, half red until about an inch and half in length. Takes a while to yield, but when it does it bushes out well and is a solid producer. Only negative is it doesn't snap off the plant as cleanly or easily as other okras, so you can end up with a bit too much stem. Flavor is outstanding.

Plants are also nearly spineless and it's the first variety out of about 6 okras I've grown that has come close to the spineless claim. The Burmese okra I planted along with the bowling red is about ten times worse in the itch department.

Spaced my transplants at a foot and a quarter apart, gave the plants just barely enough room to bush out like they wanted ... read more

Neutral

On Mar 29, 2010, JuliaSue from Birmingham, AL wrote:

Pretty red pods. Quick to over-ripen (more so than the common variety). Also, not quite as productive.

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On Jan 26, 2010, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Long slender ridged red pods.

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