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Okra: Abelmoschus esculentus, 'Red Velvet'

Botanical name: Abelmoschus esculentus, 'Red Velvet'

Common name: okra

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Soil: damp, neutral, loam
Sun:
  
Zones: 3a thru 11a
Care:
average
Lifespan:
annual
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Attributes:

edible

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description for "Okra: Abelmoschus esculentus, 'Red Velvet'"

Abelmoschus esculentus 'Red Velvet' produces beautiful scarlet-red pods, leaves, and stems. Pods are slightly curved with gentle ridges. Vigorous plants produce 3-5 in. tender pods. 'Red Velvet' Okra makes an unexpected yet delightful addition to flower arrangements. Planting depth: 1 inch. Days to germination: 3-8 days. 60-70 days to maturity.

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