Oblong This variety is known to have vigorous and strong vine and a fruit with firm appealing deep red flesh.
With a blackish green color rind, the average weight of the fruit is between 4 to 6 kgs.
Seed rate of Lady Fingeris about 3.5-5.5 kg seeds/ha during summer seasons and 8-10 kg seeds/ha for rainy season crop.
Flowering begins from 35 to 40 days after sowing. Crop is harvested in 55 to 65 days after planting when pods are 2 to 3 inches long. At this stage the pods are still tender. Larger okra pods will tend to be tough and fibrous. Roundpodded okra varieties remain tender at larger pod sizes and are good to use for slicing and freezing. Since, Okra grows very fast, it should be harvested every two days. The pods should not be allowed to mature on the plant because this will inhibit more pods from developing and reduce the productivity of the plant. Handling of okra should be done carefully because the pods bruise easily.
The yield of Bhendi/Okra/Lady Fingervaries from 5 – 7 t/ha in summer to 8 – 10 t/ha in the rainy season.