Very uniform pods with 5 points. Large, robust flowers are also edible with a sweet and mild flavor. Deep fry flowers or eat them stuffed, or use fresh as a striking, exotic-looking garnish. Makes a great ornamental in containers. Avg. 9,700 seeds/lb. Packet: 50 seeds.
Latin Name: Abelmoschus esculentus
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Shipping Information & Notes
CULTURE: TRANSPLANTING: Sow in 2" pots or plug trays, 3 seeds per pot/cell, 1/4" deep. Start 4-5 weeks ahead of transplanting out after frost danger when soil is warm. Keep soil mix temp. 80-90°F (27-32°C) for fast germination. Thin to one plant per pot/cell. Transplant 12-18" apart in rows 3' apart. Do not disturb roots. Use row cover for added warmth to plants and soil. DIRECT SEEDING: After frost danger, sow 2" apart, 1/2" deep when soil is warm - at least 70°F (21°C). Thin to 12-18" apart. HARVEST: Harvest promptly by clipping pods at 3-4" long to keep plants productive. Oversized pods become tough. AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 78'/oz., 13 oz./1,000', 12 lb./acre at 6 seeds/ft. in rows 36" apart. TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 155 pots/cells per oz., 2,500 pots/cells per pound at 3 seeds/cell. SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: Avg. 8,700. PACKET: 50 seeds.