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PlantFiles: Okra
Abelmoschus esculentus 'Dad Speegle's Special'

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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: Dad Speegle's Special

Synonym:Hibiscus esculentus

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Vegetables

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

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive melody On Apr 19, 2004, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Dad Speegle's Special is an old Alabama heirloom that is a branching okra. very tasty and the pods stay tender longer than most others.

Regional...

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

Benton, Kentucky
Prosperity, South Carolina



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