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Cks 2
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Round
Round
White 5
White 5
DARK M
DARK M
GREENISH 351
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Variety Comparison Chart
Okra Comparison Chart
growers-guide
Grower's Guide

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Okra, also called gumbo, lady fingers or bhindi in Indian cuisine, is a flowering plant in the mallow family Malvaceae, native to tropical Africa. It was formerly considered a species of Hibiscus, but is now classified in the genus Abelmoschus. The word okra is of African origin.

It is an annual or perennial herbaceous plant, growing to 2 m tall. The leaves are 10-20 cm long and broad, palmately lobed with 5-7 lobes. The flowers are 4-8 cm diameter, with five white to yellow petals, often with a red or purple spot at the base of each petal. The fruit is a capsule, 5-20 cm long, containing numerous seeds.

Okra is grown throughout the tropical and warm temperate regions of the world for its fibrous pods full of round, white seeds, which, when picked young, are eaten as a vegetable.

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