Description for F1 Okra Bhindi Vasant 4
Bhindi is grown for its long, pointed seed pods, which are used in gumbos and soups.
Okra is a tropical plant that is grown as an annual vegetable. The seed pods are especially useful for thickening stews because of their gummy mucilage.
Okra plants are extremely drought and heat resistant and okra is a popular vegetable in many countries with difficult growing conditions.
Common name(s): Okra, Gumbo, Ladyfinger, Bhindi. Abelmoschus esculentus (Botanical name)
Flower colours: Yellow
Bloom time: summer, rainy, winter
Max reacahble height: Grows more than 4 feet and can spread 3 feet wide.
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow
Planting and care
You can start okra seeds indoors in peat pots under full light 3 to 4 weeks before the last spring frost date.
Keep the seeds overnight in tepid water to help speed up germination.
Okra plants are tall, so be sure to space out the rows 3 to 4 feet apart.
Sunlight: full sun
Soil: Sandy loam to clay loam soil (pH 6.5 to 7.5).
Water: It needs to be evenly moist throughout the growing season.
Temperature: 22 to 35 degree C
Fertilizer: Before planting, apply 1 to 2 pounds of an all-purpose garden fertilizer, such as 10-10-10.
Germination percentage: 70 %
Net weight : 10 Gm seeds