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OKRA Burgundy

Abelmoschus esculentus

Stock: Out Of Stock

Family: Malvaceae

Characteristics: Perennial shrub 2 m

Seed per packet: Approx 12

Prolific heirloom that qualifies as an edible ornamental. When cooked, the leaves of this hibiscus relative turn a deep shade of purple. Gorgeous 1 m ornamental plants produce high numbers of tender 15-20 cm pods.

For optimal texture and flavour, harvest often when the pods are young about 8 cm long.

Adaptable to most garden soils but prefers a light well-drained, well fed soil in a sunny position.

Tropical: Late Winter, Spring and Summer.
Temperate: Spring and Early Summer.
Cold: Late Spring and Early Summer.

Sow: 6mm deep.
Grow in trays of a good seed raising mix or sow direct where they are to grow
Germination: 8-14 days.
Plant space: 60 cm
Row space: 100 cm
Maturity: 15-20 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.

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