PlantsOkra→Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus 'Baby Bubba')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Cooked
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Monoecious


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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 2, 2013 3:18 PM

I had never grown any type of okra before, but this spring I decided I wanted to try doing so. I decided on "Baby Bubba" from Burpee due to its small size, suitable for a container. The plant is about 2 feet tall and I grow it in a 20 inch pot. The flowers are very pretty and the okra has an excellent taste. Keep the pods picked young and small or they get woody and too tough to eat.

Rita on the north shore of Long Island, New York zone 6/7, where it is humid during our Long Island summers.

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