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Abelmoschus esculentus
Synonyms: Hibiscus esculentus

Common Name(s): Okra
Family: Malvaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 50 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=86° (F)
Opt.Min=68° (F)    Abs.Min=54° (F)
Precipitation: 24 to 47 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 6 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Sandy loams
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Clear
Frost intolerant, but grows as summer annual in north. Does not thrive where nights are cool.
Pythium, Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Cercospora, Rhizoctonia, Powdery Mildew, Anthrachose
Food - vegetable
Tropical-rainy, steppe and semi-arid, subtropical
Geographical Origin:
Widely cultivated
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