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PlantFiles: Okra
Abelmoschus esculentus 'Cajun Delight'

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

Synonym:Hibiscus esculentus

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


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:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Farmerdill On Dec 5, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Experience double the yield of other okras. More attractive tender pods, and such great flavor that non-okra lovers will convert. Early, dark-green hybrid with attractive color on pods that are tender longer. Great for pickling and cooking. Plant this AAS winner a week or ten days before other okras and stand back. 49 days. Hybrid
It grows ok here, but the plants are small, pods get tough and fibrous relatively quick, and yields are no better than standard cultivars. Under my conditions it does not compete well with Emerald, which yields better and tastes better.


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

Canehill, Arkansas
Anderson, California
Augusta, Georgia
La Place, Louisiana

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