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Abelmoschus esculentus 'Perkins Mammoth Long Pod'

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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: Perkins Mammoth Long Pod

Synonym:Hibiscus esculentus

Category:
Vegetables

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

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Jun 28, 2008, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Large plant, with green pods that will get to about 9 inches. Quality is best at 3-5 inches.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia
Houston, Texas



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