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PlantFiles: Okra
Abelmoschus esculentus 'Louisiana Green Velvet'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Abelmoschus (a-bel-MOS-kus) (Info)
Species: esculentus (es-kew-LEN-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Louisiana Green Velvet
Additional cultivar information: (aka Green Velvet)

Synonym:Hibiscus esculentus


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Other details:
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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; direct sow after last frost

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


3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive okiearkie On Sep 8, 2012, okiearkie from Wetumka, OK wrote:

I have grown this variety of okra for a number of years and like it because it will stay tender longer than other okra's. It starts out a little slow but before long it will make all the okra you can want. It is delisious fryed or pickled. If seed is saved back it will come the same every year. It doesn't get so tall as to be hard to pick. It has a branching habit so one plant can produce as many as 4 - 8 pods some times more. It does well in droughty 100 degrees weather also.

Positive ssigardening On Jul 6, 2010, ssigardening from Saint Simons Island, GA wrote:

Superior flavor compared to Cajun Delight and Clemson Spineless. All grown in the same row. Does not produce as many fruit as the Cajun or Clemson though. Plants seem to be holding up to the high heat better than other varieties. A must try!

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

A 1940 release from the Fruit and Truck station, Hammond , Louisiana. Four-five foot plant gives good yields of 8 inch slender smooth podded velvet type okra. Well suited to heat and humidity.

Positive JeraldHolly On Jun 21, 2004, JeraldHolly from Etoile, TX wrote:

i know that the smooth skined variety grows very good @ etoile texas. located 21 miles east of lufkin texas. and about 55 miles west of the louisiana state border.


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

Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Wetumka, Oklahoma
Houston, Texas

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