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Basic Collection Information and Status
Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus, Malvaceae)Cultural Affiliation n/a
Collection Site Nevada, United States (latitude: 40°; altitude: 15,700 ft / 4,800 m)
Collection Year 2019
Accession Status Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Yuma Red OkraOK006
An NS/S volunteer received these seeds in the 1980's from a family who had grown them in Yuma for many years. They have since thrived in varied locations in AZ and NV. Productive plants with beautiful red stems and tender red pods. Low in mucilage. Tasty!
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Characterization and Evaluation
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|Okra Introduction||Cultivation Instructions||Seed Saving Instructions|
|An introduced African crop that performs well in the southern US.||Soak seeds overnight for best germination of this warm-season annual. Plant 1/2 inch deep, allow 18-24 inches between plants. Plants grow to 4-7 feet tall; produce until frost. Pick small pods for eating.||Self-pollinates, but the showy flowers attract insects, so cross pollination is common. Isolate varieties or bag flower heads to prevent crossing. Allow pods to dry and mature on the plant. Harvest as pods start to split open to avoid losing seed. Remove seed carefully.|