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OKRA Burgundy - Abelmoschus esculentus

Heirloom

Stock: Out Of Stock

SKU Code: V 392

Family: Malvaceae
Characteristics: Perennial shrub 2 m

Seed per packet: Approx. 10
Seed per gram: Approx. 15

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

For optimal texture and flavor, harvest often when the pods are young about 8 cm long.
Pods can be eaten parboiled, fried, roasted, or added to stews, soups, and curries. Pods can be used fresh or dried.

Okra plants are not only useful for their edible pods, but they also make great ornamentals that are easy to grow.

Grow notes:

Adaptable to most garden soils but prefers 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: 5mm 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.

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