Abelmoschus caillei

Common Name : Red Okra, bhindi, red ladies finger, gumbo Botanical Name : Abelmoschus caillei Family : Malvaceae Order : Malvales Origin : Asia, West Africa Type : Annual, perennial Tamil : Sigappu vendakkai Height : Up to 2 meters

Abelmoschus caillei

Kingdom - Plantae

Division - Magnoliophyta

Class - Magnoliopsida

Genus - Abelmoschus

Synonym - Abelmoschus esculentus, Hibiscus esculentus

Uses - Medicinal, soups, cuisine, stews, crop-paper industry, stem-fibre

Flowers - Large, showy, peach, cream color, maroon centric with red veins, 5 petals

Foliage - Dark green, large, showy, hairy, red, healthy stems, red veins

Fruits - Red pods, mild hairy with immature white seeds

Seeds - Black, brown white eyed

Varieties of okra - Tall, medium-tall, dwarf

Sowing Season - Early spring, Late summer

Category - Warm season vegetable crop

Grows in - All kinds of soils, Best in friable well manured soil

Tolerate - Acidity

Insect Pests - Jassids, shoot, fruit&pod borer, cotton boll worms

Diseases - Yellow-vein mosaic virus, powdery mildew

Red okra seeds
Red okra seeds

Abelmoschus caillei seed pod[Stage-6]
Abelmoschus caillei seed pod

Red Okra
Red Okra

Red Okra Plant with Fruit[stage-4]
Red Okra Plant with Fruit

Abelmoschus caillei matured fruit[Stage-5]
Abelmoschus caillei matured fruit

Abelmoschus caillei-Developing newborn fruits-Stage1
Abelmoschus caillei-Developing newborn fruits-Stage1

Abelmoschus caillei plant & foliage
Abelmoschus caillei plant & foliage

Abelmoschus caillei young fruit[stage-2]
Abelmoschus caillei young fruit

Red Okra Immature Fruit[stage-3]
Red Okra Immature Fruit

Red bhindi[Okra] leaves
Red bhindi leaves

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Kundadam, Dharapuram, Tirupur, Erode, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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