Maha F1 Okra Seeds have compact plant habit with short internodes resulting in an easily controllable plant.
- Leaves are relatively large pods, dark green in colour with a rather thick fleshly wall, resulting in heavy pods while still maintaining its tenderness.
- Maha F1 has intermediate resistance to okra yellow mosaic virus.
Maha F1: Product characteristics
- Harvesting: 45-48 days
- Shape: Broad
- Plant vigor: Strong
- Colour: Dark-green
- Length: 12-14 cm
- Diameter: 2.0-2.3cm.
- In some ways, growing okra from seeds is easy. It will tolerate poor soils, little moisture, and a range of soil pH readings. That tolerance extends to the kitchen, where it is a delicious addition to soups and can be fried or stewed.
- However, okra is a demanding plant when it comes to heat and sunshine. This crop becomes vulnerable to pests and diseases if it’s too cool or shady, even for a short time.
- Note that okra won’t bear those wonderful seed pods without abundant heat and sunlight.
Maha F1: How to plant
- Give okra plenty of room. The plants often grow four to six feet tall and can spread just as far. Strategically plant the seeds so that plants will be spaced 12 to 15 inches apart in rows at least three feet apart.
- Raw okra seeds can be difficult to germinate, so soak the seed overnight to encourage germination, which takes place after a week or more.
- You can encourage faster germination by covering rows with black plastic. This also encourages faster early growth.
Care and watering
- Despite its reputation as a plant that will survive dry conditions, okra is hardier and produces more pods with adequate watering. An inch of water a week is optimum.
- Note that plants that grow on little water will produce tough pods and may be prone to afternoon wilt.
- Foliar fertilizer sprays are particularly effective. Liquid seaweed sprays can be applied two or three times during the season.
- Okra is also sensitive to weeds. Keep your patch well-weeded, especially when plants are young.