The information on this page applies to seedlings sold by LEAF Nursery during our 2021 Seedling Sale.
Abelmoschus esculentus. Said to originally be from the Hill Country of southern Texas. Attractive 6' tall annual plant with beautiful, bronze-red stems. Fruit has red tinges, especially when sun-exposed. Produces well in summer heat. Slender pods can be sliced and eaten raw in salads, cooked, or pickled.
|Container Friendly||Trellis Needed||Easy to Grow||Pollinator Friendly|
|Full Sun||68-95 F||Moist, well-draining soil rich in organic matter||As needed|
|Plant Spacing||Row Spacing||Days to Maturity|
|12-18"||3-4'||50-60 after transplanting|
Common Diseases and Pests
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