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Okra 'Emerald'   

Abelmoschus esculentus

  • 18 plantings
  • 5 available for swap
  • 1 wanted
  • 22 stashed

'Emerald' is a Okra variety in the Abelmoschus genus with a scientific name of Abelmoschus esculentus. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Android robot green. Leaves appear approximately as a   Apple green colour.

Developed by Campbell Soup Company in the 1950’s. Ready to harvest in 58 days.

A type of Vegetable, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Normally reaching to a mature height of 3.25 feet (1.00 metres), Emerald grows with a erect-like growth habit.

Emerald 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 Emerald have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Emerald

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Emerald likes a position of full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Emerald 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 Emerald likes to be in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Emerald from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.98 inches (2.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 15°C / 59°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Emerald

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

Harvesting Emerald

Ready in 58 days, deep green color.