A member of the Hibiscus family, okra is grown both for its beautiful flowers and as a vegetable. It needs full sun and warm evenings to grow well. Can be started indoors under full light 3-4 weeks before lst frost or outdoors when soil temps reach about 65 degrees. Seeds benefit from overnight soaking prior to planting. Sow seeds 1/2" to 1" deep in rows 3' apart.
Abelmoschus esculentus, Okra
Height: 3'-6'. Spread: 3'-6'. Yellow/white flowers. Harvest begins 60-70 days aftwer sowing; pods ready just a few days after flowering. Germination: No pre-treatment.