Okra grow and care – shrub of the genus Abelmoschus and also known as Bamia or Gumbo, Okra evergreen perennial but in a cold weather become deciduous or grow as annual plant and also used as ornamental plant, Can grow in mediterranean, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 11+ as perennial or 4+ as annual.
Bamia leaves edible fleshy leaves with 5-7 lobes, sometimes the lobes very prominent and sometimes barely visible, depending on the species and conditions of growth, the leaves can reach to 15 cm.
Flowers are bright yellow edges on the inside near the stamens are darkened to purple brown.
Fruits are edible can be in the color green or red. Seeds can be used as a substitute for coffee.
Okra for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy How to grow Okra growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No, but possible Difficulties or problems when growing: sensitive the cold Spring as annual, spring to autumn as perennial Planting season: aphids, slugs, nematode Pests and diseases: Autumn Pruning season: How to prune: not recommend to prune, but possible to cut the top of plant before the flowers 1-2 m, 3-6 feet Size of the plant: Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing Average amount of water Water requirement: Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes Blooming information Summer / Autumn Bloom season: General information about the flower Flowers are bright yellow edges on the inside near the stamens are darkened to purple brown Thinning the bloom: no need Pollination is done by: Bees Edible Fruits Fruit harvest season: Summer / Autumn Fruits pests or diseases: birds, slugs What can be done with big quantities of Okra fruits? Pickle, cooked Work requirements on the fruit: collect the seeds from the fruits before it falls to the ground 5-8 month How long does it take to bear fruit? recommend to pick up the fruit before the fruit ready Ripening of fruit Grow from seeds Sowing requirement: 2-3.5 mm black seeds Saving seeds until sowing: Dry, dark place Sowing season: Spring 20-30 cm Planting spacing: Depth of Sowing: 1-2 cm Conditions for seeds germinate: moist not too much, well drain soil Watering requires for Seeds: Average amount of water Germination time: 2 weeks – 3 month Condition of seedling: full sun, not too much moist Do the seeds require burying? No Vegetative Reproduction Vegetative Reproduction Method: Cutting Spring Preferred time for vegetative reproduction: 3-7 weeks Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction: Moist, well drain soil, half shade Treatment for vegetative reproduction: Edible leaves Leaves harvesting season: In tropics climate all year in colder place spring, summer, autumn Next to the branch How to harvest the leaves? Information about leaves: Fleshy leaves with 5-7 lobes Uses of Okra leaves: Young leaves can used for salad and the fully grown for cooking, stir fry, staffed leaves Scientific name:
Blooming Seasons Autumn flowers Summer flowers Edible Parts Edible Fruit Edible leaves Edible Seeds Culinary uses Cooked Pickles Salad Stuffed or Wrapped Vegetables Flower colors Harvest Season Autumn Harvest Spring Harvest Summer Harvest Winter harvest Ornamental parts Ornamental flower Ornamental leaves Ornamental plant Plant growing speed Plant life-form Annual plant Evergreen Perennial plant Shrub Plant Uses Edible plants Ornamental plants Planting Season Autumn Planting Spring Planting Summer planting Plants sun exposure Watering plants Hardiness zone Hardiness zone 10 Hardiness zone 11 Hardiness zone 12 Hardiness zone 13 Hardiness zone 4 Hardiness zone 5 Hardiness zone 6 Hardiness zone 7 Hardiness zone 8 Hardiness zone 9