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Abelmoschus esculentus

Okra

Gumbo, Gobo, Gombo, Lady's-finger, Edible Okra, Garden Okra
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Scientific Name Abelmoschus esculentus
Principal Common Name Okra
Common Name(s) Gumbo, Gobo, Gombo, Lady's-Finger, Edible Okra, Garden Okra
Synonym
Description Tall shrubby annual plant with edible pods at leaf joints. Popular for flavor and thickening soups and gumbos.
General Comments Harvest every one to two days when pods begin to form, plants stop producing if pods are not harvested.
Origin Tropical Asia
Nativity
Height Range 4 - 6 FT
Spread Range 2 - 5 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24 : 25 : 26 : 27 : 28 : 29 : 30 : 31 : 32 : 33 : 34 : 35 : 36 : 37 : 38 : 39 : 40 : 41 : 42 : 43 : 44 : 45
USDA Zones 1 : 2a : 2b : 3a : 3b : 4a : 4b : 5a : 5b : 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11 : 12
Leaf Color Green : Reddish-Green
Leaf Texture Serrate : Soft
Form Edible : Shrub : Subshrub
Flower Color Apricot
Flower Time Summer
Months
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Any : Rich : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium : Seasonal - summer water
Outstanding Features Edible : Flavor : Heat Tolerant : Seed Pod

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