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Abelmoschus manihot
Synonyms: Hibiscus manihot

Common Name(s): Bele; island cabbage; bush spinach; edible hibiscus; sunset hibiscus
Family: Malvaceae
Growth Habit: Annual/Perennial
Growing Days: 365 to 365 (days)
Abs.Max=97° (F)    Opt.Max=86° (F)
Opt.Min=72° (F)    Abs.Min=61° (F)
Precipitation: 47 to 79 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Medium textured organic soils
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Thrives in high humidity and high summer temperatrues. No frost tolerance. Grown in southern US.
Crop not found in disease search.
Food - vegetable, Material - fiber, Material - gum/resin, Environ. - ornamental
Geographical Origin:
China, Indian Subcontinent, Malesia, Australia, Widely cultivated

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