Okra, Lady Finger

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Botanical name:- Abelmoschus esculentus

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Scientific nameAbelmoschus esculentus
Common name
Okra, Lady Finger
Temperature requirement25-35 °C
LightFull sunlight
WateringWater everyday & keep moist
PestsWhitefly, american bollworm, stink bugs, rough bollworm, looper, caterpillars, green vegetable bugs
Pet friendlinessNot hazardous
Maximum plant height150-300 cm
Potting mixPotting soil/red soil/manure/perlite
Pot requirementGood drainage & repot every 1-2 years
NutritionApply manure for first 15 days and npk for next 15 days
Pruning & trainingRemove dead & diseased leaves with sterile shears
Common color & season
DescriptionOkra-Lady Finger is more remunerative than the leafy vegetables. Fresh okra-Lady Finger fruits are important and used as vegetable.. Tender green fruits are cooked in curry and also used in soups. The root and stem are useful for clearing cane juice in preparation of jaggery. Lady Finger ripe seeds are roasted, ground and used as a substitute for coffee in turkey. Matured fruits and stems containing crude fibre are used in the paper industrythe crop is basically adapted to tropical climate and vigorous warm humid weather for best growth and production.It is susceptible to drought and low night temperatures. For seed germination optimum soil moisture and a temperature and a temperature range between 25 and 35 °C is required, with fast germination observed at 35 °C. Seeds fail to germinate below 17 °C. At temperature above 42 °C flower buds in most of the cultivars may desiccate and drop causing yield losses. The optimum temperature range for growth is 20-30 °C .Sunlight is equally important for bhendi crop. A 50% reduction in sunlight during first three weeks after sowing has adverse effect on yield.It can be grown in all kinds of soils ranging from sandy loam to clay. However, high yields can be obtained in loose friable, well manured loamy soils having better drainage. The soil optimum ph for okra ranges from 6-6.8.

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4 L, V15, V9

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