Okra

Abelmoschus esculentus


Watering
Intermediate

Cultivation
direct seeding

Harvesting
80 - 100 days

Labour
Low

Sunlight
full sun

pH Value
5.8 - 6.8

Temperature
16°C - 40°C

Fertilization
Intermediate


Okra

Introduction

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) also known as ladies' fingers is cultivated around the world throughout the tropical and warm temperate regions of the world. It is valued for its seed pods, edible when picked young. Dry fruit skin and fibres are used in manufacture of paper, card board and fibres. Root and stem are used for clearing cane juice for preparation of jaggery.

Advisory

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Preparing Your Season

Fertilizer plan for Okra
Varieties resistant to bhendi yellow vein mosaic virus

Care

The land should be well-plowed and have had manure well-incorporated. Okra requires moderate quantities of water that should preferably be delivered through drip irrigation at regular intervals. Weed management is also crucial for okra cultivation as it has a long harvesting period which can be impacted by weed growth. Crop rotation can help to minimize the incidence of pests and diseases.

Soil

Okra can be grown in a wide range of soils. It grows best in loose, friable, well-drained sandy loam soils rich in organic matter. It can also produce good yields in heavy soils so long as there is good drainage. An optimum pH for this plant ranges from 6.0-6.8. Alkaline, saline soils and soils with poor drainage are not good for this crop.

Climate

Okra is one of the most heat- and drought-tolerant vegetables in the world; once established, it can survive severe drought conditions. However, Okra grows best in warm and humid conditions, with a temperature range of 24-27°C.

Probable Diseases

Select a growth stage to see the diseases that threaten your crop during that period.

Okra

Okra

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Okra

Abelmoschus esculentus

Okra
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Introduction

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) also known as ladies' fingers is cultivated around the world throughout the tropical and warm temperate regions of the world. It is valued for its seed pods, edible when picked young. Dry fruit skin and fibres are used in manufacture of paper, card board and fibres. Root and stem are used for clearing cane juice for preparation of jaggery.

Key Facts

Watering
Intermediate

Cultivation
direct seeding

Harvesting
80 - 100 days

Labour
Low

Sunlight
full sun

pH Value
5.8 - 6.8

Temperature
16°C - 40°C

Fertilization
Intermediate

Advisory

Choose your growth stage to browse useful tips!

Preparing Your Season

Fertilizer plan for Okra
Varieties resistant to bhendi yellow vein mosaic virus
Okra

Okra

Learn all about how to grow it in Plantix!

Care

The land should be well-plowed and have had manure well-incorporated. Okra requires moderate quantities of water that should preferably be delivered through drip irrigation at regular intervals. Weed management is also crucial for okra cultivation as it has a long harvesting period which can be impacted by weed growth. Crop rotation can help to minimize the incidence of pests and diseases.

Soil

Okra can be grown in a wide range of soils. It grows best in loose, friable, well-drained sandy loam soils rich in organic matter. It can also produce good yields in heavy soils so long as there is good drainage. An optimum pH for this plant ranges from 6.0-6.8. Alkaline, saline soils and soils with poor drainage are not good for this crop.

Climate

Okra is one of the most heat- and drought-tolerant vegetables in the world; once established, it can survive severe drought conditions. However, Okra grows best in warm and humid conditions, with a temperature range of 24-27°C.

Probable Diseases

Select a growth stage to see the diseases that threaten your crop during that period.