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Okra: Abelmoschus esculentus, 'Mammoth Spineless'

Botanical name: Abelmoschus esculentus, 'Mammoth Spineless'

Common name: okra

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Okra: Abelmoschus esculentus, 'Mammoth Spineless'
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Soil: damp, neutral, loam
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Zones: 3a thru 11a
Care:
average
Lifespan:
annual
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Attributes:

edible

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description for "Okra: Abelmoschus esculentus, 'Mammoth Spineless'"

Abelmoschus esculentus 'Mammoth Spineless' offers high yields, strong growth, and excellent quality. 'Mammoth Spineless' okra produces intensely green, slightly ribbed pods. Stays tender for a long time. Excellent for canning. Plant 3-4 inches apart in double rows that are 12 inches apart in the sunniest place possible after danger of frost has passed. Thin to 6-12 inches apart when the plants are 6 inches in height. Watering tips. During germination, keep entire seedbed evenly moist. Keep well-watered through maturity, allowing soil surface to dry between waterings. Harvesting tips. Pick when fruits are young and tender. Planting depth: 1 inch. Days to germination: 6-15 days. 55-65 days to maturity.

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