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Abelmoschus esculentus 'Emerald'

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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: Emerald
Additional cultivar information: (aka Velvet)

Synonym:Hibiscus esculentus

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
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

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Entomologist1 On Apr 17, 2010, Entomologist1 from West Memphis, AR wrote:

I love this variety!! Huge plants! Great yeild and early producer. So large that I had to use an axe to remove them at the end of the year. The taste is great also I will not plant any other variety in my garden!!

Positive Farmerdill On Oct 29, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Emerald has been one of the better cultivars for me, It is a prolific producer, plants reach 9 ft by October. Yet it is early enough to began production in July. Taste and texture is superior. Does not get tough and seedy as quickly as say Clemson Spineless. Only the leaf footed bug dares attack it

Regional...

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

West Memphis, Arkansas
Augusta, Georgia
Jacksonville, Illinois
Jonesville, South Carolina
Deport, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
New Braunfels, Texas



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