Effect of green fruit pickings on plant growth, seed yield and seed quality of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench)
Randhir Singh; Kanwar, J.S.
Punjab Vegetable Grower 30: 54-57
The effects of harvesting green fruits 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4 times (at 2-day intervals) on the subsequent seed production of okra Punjab-7 plants were investigated in trials in 1993 and 1994. The number of fruit harvests had no effect on plant height or the number of seeds per pod, but seed yield was highest following 2 fruit pickings (7.42 q/ha in 1993 and 7.35 q/ha in 1994, significantly greater than following 4 pickings).