Kirikou F1 Hybrid Okra Seeds
Kirikou F1 hybrid okra seeds are reputed for their very high yield and possession of fleshy and extremely slimy fruits. The colour of the fruit is medium green and the maturity age is just 55 to 60 days. The fruits are 8 to 9cm long and the seeds come in 50grams per tin package.
Nutritional Benefits of Okra
- It has been proven that okra possesses potent antioxidant properties which can help in the management of diabetes.
- The fibre content of okra can help to improve digestion. It may also help prevent constipation.
- It helps reduce fatigue and improve the metabolic capacity of the body.
- Low cholesterol levels of okra will decrease the likelihood of heart diseases and atherosclerosis.
- Okra consumption has an anti-stress effect.
- Seedlings should be removed from the main nursery by lifting with a spade and the roots carefully cut. Seedlings should never be lifted from the soil by pulling the leaves or stem.
- It is important to keep the seedlings in the shade and out of the sun and to have them planted as early as possible after removal from the main nursery.
- Once your okra tree has started growing, water it frequently. As long as the soil drains well, you really can’t water it too often.
- Second, growing okra are heavy feeders that require regular, complete fertilizer. Look for a fertilizer that provides both the basic nutrients plus trace nutrients like boron, manganese, and magnesium.
- Third, okra trees are very cold sensitive. If you live in an area that gets cold, provide supplemental light indoors and keep it away from drafts.
- In the hot season, summer, grow it outdoors and make sure you place it in a very sunny and warm spot.
Growing seedlings in polythene bags
- For seedlings grown in polythene bags, advantages include (more vigorous seedlings with a better root system, better establishment, and early bearing, transplanting shock is greatly minimized since there is no root damage, the early establishment of transplanted seedlings, seedlings can be retained longer in the nursery when conditions for field planting are not favourable, weeding, watering and elimination of unwanted seedlings, as well as seedling selection for planting out to field, are more easily accomplished.
- Polybags are preferably black, UV resistant for durability and measuring 40 – 45 cm wide with 8 – 10 holes at bottom and sides are half-filled with soil and compost mixed at a 50:50 ratio.
- Decomposed sawdust, corncobs, rice hull, and other organic materials can be used so as to reduce the weight of the half-filled polybag and improve drainage and soil fertility.