Seed Swaps

Okra 'Star of David'

Abelmoschus esculentus

  • 3 plantings
  • 1 available for swap
  • 1 wanted
  • 8 stashed

Star of David is part of the Abelmoschus genus and is a Okra variety. Its scientific name is Abelmoschus esculentus 'Star of David'.

This variety produces pods that are unusually fat, often twice the width of other varieties.

An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Normally reaching to a mature height of 3.25 feet (1.00 metres), Star of David grows with a erect-like growth habit.

Israel is believed to be where Star of David originates from.

Star of David 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 Star of David have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Star of David

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Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Star of David 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. Star of David needs a loamy soil with a ph of 6.0 to 6.5 (weakly acidic soil).

Growing Star of David 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 Star of David

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

Harvesting Star of David

Ready in 70 days.