Okra, Abigail’s Coffee


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Okra, coffee, Abigail’s coffee okra, Abelmoschus Esculentus, Heirloom, Organic, 15 seeds per pack, GMO Free, Edible Seeds,

Name: Abigail’s Coffee Okra
Scientific Name: Abelmoschus Esculentus
Family: Malvaceae

An old heirloom from Panama, it was named after the source of the seeds and long time grower, Abigail, who along with his village grows it for the large pods that produce numerous seeds that when dried and roasted make an excellent caffeine free coffee substitute. It is very long season okra and is slow to produce so it is best grown where the warm season is very long. The pods are tender and tasty when harvested young. Okra can cause skin irritation so protective clothing and gloves are recommended when working with mature plants.

Origination: Panama

Recommended Uses: Pods edible, seeds dried roasted and ground make excellent coffee substitute

Height: 6-10’ tall
Hardiness: zones: warm season annual, perennial in tropical zones
Flower Color: yellow
Maturity: 90-120 days

Sowing Instructions:
Start seeds indoors in full light 4-6 weeks before last frost date in soilless mixture. Sow seeds 1/2-1” deep in 2” cells and keep moist until germination in 7-14 days. Transplant to 4” pots when two sets of true leaves present. Transplant to full sun rich soil location when all danger of frost has passed, spacing 1-2’ apart and in rows 3-4’ apart. Keep moist until established, very drought tolerant once established

Weight 3.75 lbs


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