Where Can I Buy Okra Seeds In South Africa

What is an Okra Seed?

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus, also called Hibiscus esculentus), also known as ladies’ fingers, bhindi, bamia, or gumbo, is a flowering plant valued for its edible green seed pods (Figure 1.15). Good hygiene must be maintained at all times to pack okra of good quality.

Where Can I Buy Okra Seeds In South Africa?

Livingseeds Heirloom Seeds (Pty) Ltd

Address: 26 Herring Rd, Klipview, 1962, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 2 pm

Phone: +27 16 100 0824

Sakata Seed Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Address: Teesdale Estate Rhenosterspruit, Lanseria, 1748, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 4:30 pm

Phone: +27 11 548 2800

Jasmyn Farm Products

Address: Jan Smuts Ave &, R511, Hartbeespoort, 0216, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5 pm

Phone: +27 12 259 1183

Farmers Market

Address: Forest Rd &, Sunset Ave, Lone Hill, Sandton, 2194, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 6:30 pm

Phone: +27 73 462 4859

What is okra called in South Africa?

Okra | Hibiscus esculentus | Gumbo | Ladys Finger | Horticulture

Okra is not well known in South Africa. Actually its not very well known except maybe in Turkey, India and Asian countries (but they use a different variety). Okra has various popular names such as Gumbo and Lady’s Finger.

Is okra available in South Africa?

It is a traditional crop in South Africa, which requires relatively low agronomic inputs, but can contribute substantially to sustainable agricultural production and productivity. It is also grown in warmer temperate regions of the Mediterranean region.

Does okra grow in South Africa?

There are various types and sub-types of okra for the South African home gardener. Although relatively low maintenance, okra requires fertile, well-drained soil to thrive and produce consistently good quality healthy seed pods.

How do you plant okra in South Africa?

Recommended row spacing is 71cm to 96cm, with 20cm to 30cm between plants in the row. Treat the seeds to reduce damping off and plant them 2cm to 5cm deep. The recommended seeding rate is four to six seeds per 30cm. When the plants are 8cm tall, thin them out so that they are 20cm to 30cm apart.