Botanical Name: Abelmoschus esculentus
Varieties: Green/light green fruited:
Kiran:High yielding. Light green and long fruits. Suitable for the Southern areas of the state.
Salkeerthi: Attractive light green long fruits. High yielding.
Red Fruited: Aruna:High yielding. Attractive red long fruits rich in anthocyanin.
Co-1: Pinkish red fruits
Yellow Vein Mosaic Resistant/Tolerant: Arka Anamika:Unbranched. Green fruited.
Arka Abhay:Green fruited.
Susthira:Green fruited long duration variety suitable for homesteads.
Anchitha: Suitable for Southern part of the state
Manchima: Light green fruited.Suitable for cultivation during rainy season at high altitudes.
Tropical and subtropical climate. It can not tolerate frost. Performs better in high rain fall areas. Stunted growth under high temperature. Prefers loose well drained rich soil.
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