West African Okra
Abelmoschus caillei
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Industrial Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring Ease of Germination: Easy
African farmers often prefer this species over the common okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) that we know in the West because it keeps on producing for months and is better at resisting diseases. Used just like the common variety, the young immature fruits are cooked or fried, or used to make soups and sauces. The young leaves are also eaten like spinach. In some areas the plant is used for sore throats and to assist child bearing. Likes heat, humidity and moisture.
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Currency: United States Dollar

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