‘Burmese’ Bamija-Okra

2.00$

8 in stock

Description

Family: Malvaceae

Genus: Abelmoschus

Species: esuculentus

Cultivar: Burmese

One of the rarest and most sought after cultivars, comes from Burma (Myanmar). The fruit is smooth and long, the plant does not have thorns. The fruits are produced until the first frosts

Ocra is a bushy plant, branched and can grow to a hight of 100 cm. The flowers last for a day, like the hibiscus flower. They are from the same family of Malvaceae. The fruit is used in multiple ways : Fresh, processed, dried, freezed – it stays good for a year in the freezer.
It is a heat loving plant, sown in April and May. Green unripe fruits are used. It requires a lot of water

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Seeds in packet: 

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Propagation: Seeds

Pre-treatment : /

Sowing : April/May

Germination: Few days to few weeks

Location: Moist sunny position

Hardiness zone : /

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