Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus 'Burmese') in the Okra Database

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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

Burmese Okra bloom.

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Location: raised bedDate: 2018-08-03Burmese Okra bloom.
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Location: raised bedDate: 2018-07-03These diminutive plants have been delivering okra for a month.
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Location: raised bedDate: 2018-08-03Showing height of plant.
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Location: raised bedDate: 2018-08-03Showing the width of the leaf.
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Posted by pod (east Texas pineywoods - Zone 8a) on Mar 13, 2018 3:51 PM

This is the first season to plant Burmese Okra. It is reputed to be a plant that begins to bear fruit at a smaller size. The okra is supposed to also be less slimey.

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Plant Events from our members
pod On August 4, 2018 Harvested
As of this date, I have been harvesting Okra for two months. I have been pleased with it. It is delicious to eat raw by slicing it in a salad when tender as well as stir fried. I will grow it next season.
pod On July 3, 2018 Obtained plant
This Burmese okra has been delivering blooms and fruit for a month now. The plants are only 12 to 18 inches in height at this time.
pod On May 7, 2018 Transplanted
Officially planted 10 Burmese okra plants in ground.
pod On March 13, 2018 Seeds sown
After soaking overnight in a shallow bowl of water and peroxide, these seeds had all germinated. Today (March 13, 18) they were planted in starter containers.
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