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Okra seeds (Sakata)

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7,000 5,500

Seeds are produced using advance techniques. The following features include:

  • Quantity/Weight : 100g

Outstanding Qualities

This is a main season standard Okra with very wide adaptability. Fruit are uniform, attractive green and have a good shelf life. Fruit have a good flavour and is almost spine free improving the ease of picking. Plants are strong and vigorous but easy to harvest. This variety is widely adapted. Suited for both fresh and export market.

Seeds are produced using advance techniques. The following features include:

  • Quantity : 100g

Variety Name: Clemson Spineless
Kind:
 Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)
Production System: Open field
Maturity: Very early (approx. 55 – 65 days from sowing)
Fruit Dimensions: Usually harvested between 50 – 100 x 10 – 20 mm
Fruit Shape: Pentagonal, tapered
Leaf Size: 18 – 20 cm
Spine: Almost spine free
Exterior Colour: Bright, medium green
Flavour: Good
Vigour: High
Plant: Tall, half spreading, medium leafed and around 1.2 – 1.5 m plant height
Bearing Habit: Upright
Uniformity: Very good (11cm-12cm)
Optimal Growth Temperature: 22 – 30 ºC
Average seed Count: 160 – 185 seeds per g
Population Guide: 16 000 – 20 000 final stand per ha (60 cm in rows by 90 cm between rows)
Use: Fresh market, pre-pack, export
Special Features: High yielding and widely adapted. High resistance to diseases.

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The OKRA PLANT is related to the cotton family and in a greenhouse it reminds a plant of a sweet pepper or a paprika, but it is more open with more and finer branches and could grow two meter plus tall.

The OKRA fruit is a pod, it resembles a hot pepper but is not round but square and tapered from about 2,5cm. to a point and is most valuable when about 8 cm. long.

CLIMATE and SOIL

The OKRA requires a similar climate as for paprika with ideal temperatures between minimum 20 and maximum 30 degrees C. Okra prefers a light soil with a Ph. of about 6. Compact soil restricts plantgrowth of the OKRA.OF THE .

FERTILIZATION

General fertilization for OKRA is with a compound of 10-2-10 and the quantities must be decided after a soil test. Too much nitrogen will result in too lush growth, susceptible weak plants and few fruits. Soil analysis should be repeated regularly to adjust the quantities of fertilizer for best results.

SOWING

The OKRA seeds have a tough skin and it is recommended to soak the seeds in luke warm water overnight before sowing to improve germination. The seeds should be treated with Thiram to prevent damping off.

TRANSPLANTING

After about five weeks.

PLANTING

Suggested plant distance for OKRA is 1 meter between the rows and 30 cm in the row, about 34000 plants per HA..

The young Okra plants are very tender so make sure not to damage the young plants when transplanting or planting out.

DISEASES AND PESTS

Must be dealt with as soon as they become visible, with the locally recommended products. Yearly crop rotation is also recommended

to reduce the need of disease control. Weeds must be kept under control from the start.

HARVESTING OKRA

Harvesting can start about 50 days after planting out and could continue over a prolonged period of time, provided proper care has been taken to maintain the crop. Harvesting should be done every other day for best quality and the highest yield.

Harvesting should be done with a sharp knife and wearing gloves and long sleeves as the plants could cause an allergic reaction with some people to protect the skin of the hands from rashes. The tender OKRA fruit dries out quickly after being harvested, loosing quality.

Ideally, harvesting OKRA should be done very early in the day when temperatures are still low. The fruit should be put in a shaded and cool place immediately. Handle the OKRA fruit very carefully, bruised pods will turn brown within hours.

STORING OKRA

Always store in a very well ventilated place at a temperature of ca. 8 degrees C. and a relative humidity of 95%

Good quality OKRA will keep for a week or ten days. Storing in perforated packs and applying 5 to 10 % CO2 could increase shelf life with another week.

PRODUCTION

The production of OKRA depends of course on the skill of the grower but could be when in full production 5 kilo per 100 m2. in one picking, as part of a total possible yield of ca. 1500 kilo per 100 m.

HOW TO USE

OKRA can be used in the kitchen in many different ways, often together with tomatoes: raw in a salad or cooked in a mixed vegetable dish, on the barbecue, in a stew and also deep fried.

NUTRIENT VALUES

The OKRA is full of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements, such as: Beta carotene, B1., B2., B6., Foliumacid, Na., K., Ca., F., Mg., Fe., Sel.,Zinc.

The OKRA is claimed to have positive effects on many diseases and disorders but these claims are still to be verified.

Varieties

Poorvi F1, Prerana F1

2 reviews for Okra seeds (Sakata)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Very viable seeds. Thank you

  2. 5 out of 5

    Thank you for the seeds. Just exactly as on the picture. Will be getting the cucumber seeds also next week

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The OKRA PLANT is related to the cotton family and in a greenhouse it reminds a plant of a sweet pepper or a paprika, but it is more open with more and finer branches and could grow two meter plus tall.

The OKRA fruit is a pod, it resembles a hot pepper but is not round but square and tapered from about 2,5cm. to a point and is most valuable when about 8 cm. long.

CLIMATE and SOIL

The OKRA requires a similar climate as for paprika with ideal temperatures between minimum 20 and maximum 30 degrees C. Okra prefers a light soil with a Ph. of about 6. Compact soil restricts plantgrowth of the OKRA.OF THE .

FERTILIZATION

General fertilization for OKRA is with a compound of 10-2-10 and the quantities must be decided after a soil test. Too much nitrogen will result in too lush growth, susceptible weak plants and few fruits. Soil analysis should be repeated regularly to adjust the quantities of fertilizer for best results.

SOWING

The OKRA seeds have a tough skin and it is recommended to soak the seeds in luke warm water overnight before sowing to improve germination. The seeds should be treated with Thiram to prevent damping off.

TRANSPLANTING

After about five weeks.

PLANTING

Suggested plant distance for OKRA is 1 meter between the rows and 30 cm in the row, about 34000 plants per HA..

The young Okra plants are very tender so make sure not to damage the young plants when transplanting or planting out.

DISEASES AND PESTS

Must be dealt with as soon as they become visible, with the locally recommended products. Yearly crop rotation is also recommended

to reduce the need of disease control. Weeds must be kept under control from the start.

HARVESTING OKRA

Harvesting can start about 50 days after planting out and could continue over a prolonged period of time, provided proper care has been taken to maintain the crop. Harvesting should be done every other day for best quality and the highest yield.

Harvesting should be done with a sharp knife and wearing gloves and long sleeves as the plants could cause an allergic reaction with some people to protect the skin of the hands from rashes. The tender OKRA fruit dries out quickly after being harvested, loosing quality.

Ideally, harvesting OKRA should be done very early in the day when temperatures are still low. The fruit should be put in a shaded and cool place immediately. Handle the OKRA fruit very carefully, bruised pods will turn brown within hours.

STORING OKRA

Always store in a very well ventilated place at a temperature of ca. 8 degrees C. and a relative humidity of 95%

Good quality OKRA will keep for a week or ten days. Storing in perforated packs and applying 5 to 10 % CO2 could increase shelf life with another week.

PRODUCTION

The production of OKRA depends of course on the skill of the grower but could be when in full production 5 kilo per 100 m2. in one picking, as part of a total possible yield of ca. 1500 kilo per 100 m.

HOW TO USE

OKRA can be used in the kitchen in many different ways, often together with tomatoes: raw in a salad or cooked in a mixed vegetable dish, on the barbecue, in a stew and also deep fried.

NUTRIENT VALUES

The OKRA is full of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements, such as: Beta carotene, B1., B2., B6., Foliumacid, Na., K., Ca., F., Mg., Fe., Sel.,Zinc.

The OKRA is claimed to have positive effects on many diseases and disorders but these claims are still to be verified.

Varieties

Poorvi F1, Prerana F1

2 reviews for Okra seeds (Sakata)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Very viable seeds. Thank you

  2. 5 out of 5

    Thank you for the seeds. Just exactly as on the picture. Will be getting the cucumber seeds also next week

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