Abelmoschus esculentus

MALVACEAE

Okra

Plant habit: Vigorous annual bush 1meter
Sow: Late spring/early summer soak seeds for 24hrs before planting until outer coating bursts.
Grow: very warm conditions. Pick pods 4-5 days after flowering. Pick regularly. Enrich soil with organic matter. Fertilise only when flowering. Remove pods from the bush or it will stop flowering

More information can be found on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abelmoschus_esculentus

 


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