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Okra 'Burmese'   

Abelmoschus esculentus

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'Burmese' is a Okra variety in the Abelmoschus genus with a scientific name of Abelmoschus esculentus. Burmese is a heirloom variety. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Grade 1 Paint Green. Leaves appear approximately as a   Dark pastel green colour.

Okra Burmese has large pods which are tender, spineless, and finely flavored. The plants start yielding early and production lasts until frost.1

This plant can grow 5’ – 6’ tall, and needs full sun and plenty of organic material worked into the soil.2

This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Normally reaching to a mature height of 3.25 feet (1.00 metres), Burmese grows with a erect-like growth habit.

Myanmar is believed to be where Burmese originates from.

Burmese Okra is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Burmese have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Burmese

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Burmese is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ideally plant in loamy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.0 and 6.5 as Burmese likes to be in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Burmese from seed

Sow 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 15°C / 59°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Burmese

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Burmese is a tender plant.

Harvesting Burmese

Other Names for Okra 'Burmese'