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PlantFiles: Okra
Abelmoschus esculentus 'Baby Bubba'

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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: Baby Bubba

Synonym:Hibiscus esculentus

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
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

Foliage:
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Horseshoe On Feb 9, 2006, Horseshoe from Efland, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

Not a bad tasting okra, eventually. The first of the pods came on so tough they could possibly yank the teeth out of a corn-fed mule. However, as the plant matured the pods seemed to tenderize and became as palatable as any other okra. Very compact growth and would be nice for small gardens or containers. Personally, I don't like bending over that far to pick okra all season (it reminds me of too many hours picking bush beans!). Give me a row of "Betty's White" or "Clemson Spineless" any day!

Positive Michaelp On Nov 27, 2005, Michaelp from Glendale, UT (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a great new Okra , it is the first I have tried, that realy does do well in a container, and the fruit realy is good, and tender. It was easy to grow and has not had any problems.

Regional...

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

Orange Springs, Florida
Cedar, Minnesota
Hillsborough, North Carolina



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