Okra, Abelmoschus esculentus,is a herbaceous annual plant in the family malvaceae which is grown for its edible seed pods. Okra plants have small erect stems that can be bristly or hairless. Produced dark green medium size fruits with pyramidial elongated, edged (5-6) less spines, smooth, ponted and slightly ribbed. they are 15-18 cm long. High yielding. Among the things that add allure to the Okra is that its benefits include the high content of magnesium, fibre, antioxidants, and vitamins. Okra is had in diets because it keeps you full longer owing to the fibre content, improves digestion and the vital nutrients improve immunity.
|Common Name||Okra, Gumbo, Ladyfinger, Bhindi. Abelmoschus esculentus(Botanical name)|
|Height||Grows more than 4 feet and can spread 3 feet wide.|
|Bloom Time||summer, rainy, winter|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|