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Abelmoschus esculentus, Hibiscus esculentus, Okra, Bamia, Gombo

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 Abelmoschus esculentus, Hibiscus esculentus
Family: Malvaceae
Okra, Bamia, Gombo
Origin: Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersEdible

This annual, herbaceous shrub is readily identifiable by its beautiful, pale-yellow flowers. The pods and leaves are edible, and young pods can be used in stir-fry and soups either blanched or pickled. When cooked it resembles asparagus, yet it may be left raw and served in a cold salad.


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The South Sea Salad Tree, known by the Latin name of Abelmoschus manihot, isn't a tree at all. It is in the botanical family Malvaceae, same as okra and the woody-stemmed hibiscus. It may have the growth of a shrubby tree due to its tropical nature, as it is native to tropical portions of Asia and also northern Queensland and can grow up to 9 feet tall when given the right conditions.
The South Sea Salad Tree has been a traditional green vegetable in Fiji for some time. It is grown as an tender ornamental perennial in Hardiness Zones 8-10. It does have a beautiful flower, but lesser known is the fact that both its flowers and leaves are delicious as well as nutritious! The laves are high in Vitamins A and C and Iron, and have 12% protein by dry weight. Leaves and flowers can be eaten raw in salads, and the leaves can also be lightly cooked similarly to spinach. Delicious, nutritious and a beautiful flower - talk about a perfect edible plant for tropical/subtropical landscapes and temperate annual gardens and patios.
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Grown in 6-10"/1-3 gal pot, large plant

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Abelmoschus manihot, Okra - seeds

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Okra, Bamia, Gombo. Beautiful, pale-yellow flowers. The pods and leaves are edible, and young pods can be used in stir-fry and soups either blanched or pickled. When cooked it resembles asparagus, yet it may be left raw and served in a cold salad.
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Myco Mix - pro-mix with Mycorrhiza
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