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Abelmoschus (Okra, Aibika & Musk Mallow)

Okra, Lady Finger, Aibika, and Musk Mallow are cultivated as annuals or short-lived perennials within the mallow family (Malvaceae) and are native from East Africa (Ethiopia) to Asia. They have been cultivated for centuries for their edible seed capsules and/or edible leaves and fiber-rich stems. Additionally they display extremely showy, large, pale lemon yellow flowers with a black eye on tall stems, and elongated, finger-like (Okra) to pointed-oval (Aibika) and upright hold seed capsules. Especially from Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus), unripe fruits are watered for several hours, cooked and added as a vegetable to various traditional dishes from Africa to the Middle East and India. For any rich, well drained substrate in full sun and sufficient watering in summer at a minimum of some 20°C. In colder regions best grown under glass.
Sow seeds flat in any rich, well drained soil in mid spring at some 25°C. Seeds may not germinate and seedlings will not develop well at lower temperatures. Best grown as an annual at a constantly rather high temperature in a greenhouse or wintergarden.
10 seeds per package.
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Abelmoschus esculentus (Red Okra)

Abelmoschus esculentus (Red Okra)

150 (200)cm, Red Okra or Red Lady Finger is an annual to short-lived perennial with utmost beautiful, large pale lemon-yellow flowers above deeply lobed reddish leaves and up to 20cm long, deep red, finger-like seed capsules. These are taken unripe, watered for several hours, cooked and added to various traditional dishes from Africa to the Middle East and India as a vegetable. For any rich, well drained substrate in full sun and sufficient watering in summer at a minimum of some 20°C. Best cultivated as an annual vegetable at a constantly rather high temperature in a greenhouse or wintergarden. Not only for the edible fruits, but for the color as well, this is a splendid ornamental plantl. VII-IX.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8378 € 0,79
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Abelmoschus manihot (Aibika)

Abelmoschus manihot (Aibika)

150 (200)cm, Aibika, Sunset Muskmallow, Sunset Hibiscus, or Hibiscus Manihot is an annual to short-lived perennial with showy, large pale lemon-yellow flowers with a small dark center and pointed-oval seed capsules above broadly lobed and smooth leaves. In Asia and Australia very young leaves and still smoothly pubescent seed capsules are used as vegetables, the semi-woody stem is used for being rich in fiber. In the seed trade Abelmoschus manihot is hopelessly confused with Abelmoschus moschatus. Our seeds are from true-to-type plants. For any rich, well drained substrate in full sun and sufficient watering in summer at a minimum of some 20°C. Best cultivated as an annual at a constantly rather high temperature in a greenhouse or wintergarden. VII-IX.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8379 € 2,99*
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Abelmoschus moschatus (Musk Mallow)

Abelmoschus moschatus (Musk Mallow)

150 (200)cm, Musk Mallow or Ambrette Seeds is an annual to short-lived perennial native of India with very showy and large, rich lemon-yellow flowers with a small dark center and flattened oval seed capsules above broadly lobed, densely pubescent leaves and musk fragrant seeds. In India and Asia very young leaves, still smoothly pubescent seed capsules and young flower buds are cooked as vegetables. Several plant parts are used in traditional medicine. The seed oil was used as a plant substitute for animal musk. In the seed trade Abelmoschus moschatus is hopelessly confused with Abelmoschus manihot. Our seeds are from true-to-type plants. For any rich, well drained substrate in full sun and sufficient watering in summer at a minimum of some 20°C. Best cultivated as an annual at a constantly rather high temperature in a greenhouse or wintergarden. VII-IX.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package8380 € 4,99
Abelmoschus moschatus ssp. tuberosus (Red Musk Mallow)

Abelmoschus moschatus ssp. tuberosus (Red Musk Mallow)

50 (100)cm, Red Musk Mallow is a showy subspecies from South-east Asia and northern Australia. It makes a perennial roostock and annual to short lived upright to slightly trailing shoots with lobed leaves and large, bright rosy-red flowers with a white center. This subspecies is quite different in several aspects from the nominal form and should be raised to species level. For any rich, well drained substrate in full sun at a minimum of some 20°C throughout the year. VI-X.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package0291 € 4,99