Insect Pollination for Okra

Okra is primarily a southern vegetable garden plant, grown for its immature pods, which are consumed when cooked either alone or in combination with other foods. Hawthorn and Pollard showed 475 acres devoted to seed production in 1951. Miller indicated yields of 1,000 to 1,500 pounds of seed per acre. At a planting rate ofContinue reading “Insect Pollination for Okra”


Okra, also known as “lady finger” or “gumbo,” is a highly nutritious green edible pod vegetable. Botanically, this perennial flowering plant belongs to the mallow family and named scientifically as Abelmoschus esculentus. The plant is cultivated throughout the tropical and warm temperate regions around the world for its fibrous fruits or “pods.” It grows bestContinue reading “Okra”