1689 - OKRA - Abelmoschus aesculentus
Okra is a plant cultivated in all the hot countries but is well suited to cultivation in our country; sowing in the open field or transplanting the seedlings must take place with average temperatures of 16 ° C.
It is a relative of the hibiscus and the mallow, and in fact its flowers are beautiful and very ornamental. Its fruits develop after flowering and must be harvested when the pod is tender, (if the fruit becomes thick it becomes leathery and not suitable for consumption). The pod is usually cooked as a vegetable. Excellent raw in salad, steamed or sautéed for ethnic or fried and pickled dishes. It contains many vitamins (A, C, B6), calcium, zinc, potassium and folic acid.
Sowing: in spring under cover by planting seeds superficially with soft soil; the ideal distance between rows is 70 cm, while on the row it can be 40cm or even less. In the open field from late spring.
Transplantation: when the temperature stabilizes at 16 ° C
No. seeds per g: 15/18
Seeds in g / 100 m² of grafting culture: 70
It is very important that it is exposed to the sun so that it can reach maturity. The okra is a simple and not demanding cultivation, the plant is advanced luxuriant, with robust stem and therefore does not require any support. Generally the crop cycle is 75-90 days.