Okra in Bloom

By: Dan Hagan - Managing Editor

One of my favorite summer crops is in bloom in my garden, Okra. This is a very attractive plant with very attractive flowers. The flowers are very similar in appearance to the hibiscus flower!

This self-pollinating flower only stays in bloom in my garden for 1 day and only part of that one day. It is pollinated very rapidly by insects and even wind and bares fruit shortly after pollination. By tomorrow I expect to see a small Okra where this flower is now.

The plant that this bloom is on has 7 other blooms about to open so I expect it to be a fairly heavy producer over the next few months. As long as Okra is harvested often it will continue to produce until the first frost of the season!

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