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Abelmoschus esculentes Okra Kacang bindi Malvaceae
 

Abelmoschus-esculentus,Okra,Malvaceae, Kacang bindi

 
Abelmoschus-esculentus, Okra, Malvaceae, Kacang bindi

Long cultivated in parts of Africa and Asia (where it originated), this 6 ft (1.8 m) tall annual was taken to the Americas with slaves from West Africa and has remained a traditional ingredient of many dishes in the USA as deep south.
It is an attractive plant with red-eyed yellow flowers.
Both flower buds and the long starchy immature pods are eaten.
Okra requires a long hot summer for successful growth.
Cultivation: They are mostly grown as summer annuals, requiring fertile, well drained soil, a sheltered position in full sun, and plentiful water.
Propagate from seed.
Rust disease can be a problem: spray with a fungicide.

     
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