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PlantFiles: Okra
Abelmoschus esculentus 'Lee'

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

Synonym:Hibiscus esculentus

One member has or wants this plant for trade.


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

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Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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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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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Farmerdill On Aug 6, 2008, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Dwarf plants average 2.5-3 tall with no large lateral branches and begin fruiting earlier than other open pollinated varieties. Tapered very dark green pods are strictly pentagonal in shape and are best when harvested 4-5 long. 45-55 days. Released by University of Arkansas. 1978


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

Fayetteville, Arkansas

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