+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Relationships of plantable okra abelmoschus esculentus seed and edible fruit production



Relationships of plantable okra abelmoschus esculentus seed and edible fruit production



Journal of Horticultural Science 61(2): 233-238



Twenty-two field plots of okra were used to investigate the relationships between the reproductive performances of okra plants intended for the production of plantable seed or fresh edible fruits. These had similar patterns of flowering, but seed plants produced less fruit due to fewer flowers and a lower percentage fruit set. Of the number of floral buds visible on the day of first flower opening, 70% formed edible fruits in fruit plants, but significantly fewer in seed plants (46%). Mature sundried pods contained an average of 57.0% by weight of plantable seeds, and the recovered dry seed yields in seed plants were equivalent to about 10% of the weight of the fresh fruit yield of fruit plants. Plantable seed yields averaged c. 240 kg ha-1, and reached 796 kg ha-1 in cv NHAe 394 under good growth conditions. The number of sundried pods in seed plants was highly correlated with the number and weight of edible fruits in fruit plants.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 006303292

Download citation: RISBibTeXText


Related references

Growth, fruit production and seed yield of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L) in response to irrigation and mulching. Research Bulletin National Horticultural Research Institute, Ibadan ( 18): 13 pp., 1996

Effect of nitrogen, spacing and green fruit pickings on the seed production of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench.). Vegetable Science 15(1): 8-14, 1988

Effect of green fruit picking and nutrient sources on the seed production of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench.). Seed Research 1998; 25(1): 83-85, 1997

A 2nd edible okra abelmoschus species and its hybrids with common okra abelmoschus esculentus. Annals of Botany (London) 50(2): 277-283, 1982

Edible fruit productivity and harvest duration of okra abelmoschus esculentus in southern nigeria. Tropical Agriculture 63(2): 110-112, 161-162, 1986

Fruit development and seed maturation studies in okra Abelmoschus esculentus (L) Moench. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research 39(4): 310-312, 2005

Comparison of various seed priming methods for seed germination, seedling vigour and fruit yield in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench). Scientia Horticulturae 165: 75-81, 2014

Effect of green fruit pickings on plant growth, seed yield and seed quality of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench). Punjab Vegetable Grower 30: 54-57, 1995

A second edible okra species, and its hybrids with common okra Abelmoschus esculentus. Annals of botany 50(2): 277-283, 1982

Seed production of okra, Abelmoschus esculentus L. in different varieties. Indus Journal of Plant Sciences 4(4): 511-515, 2005

Position effect of fruit on seed content and its quality in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Monech). Orissa Journal of Horticulture 31(2): 22-23, 2003

Influence of green fruit picking and nutrient sources on fruit production in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus Moench). Journal of Tropical Agriculture 36(1/2): 50-52, 1998

Quality seed production in okra, Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench. Vegetables for the Hot, Humid Tropics (5): 39-44, 1980

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) mycorrhization under drip irrigation FT MICORRIZACION DE OKRA (ABELMOSCHUS ESCULENTUS L.) EN RIEGO POR GOTEO. 2007

Effect of apical pinching and fruit thinning on yield and seed quality in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus). Seed Research 1998; 25(1): 41-44, 1997