Picking process in Okra

  • Harvesting the fruits when they attained maximum size but still tender.
  • Fruits of 6-8 cm long are preferred for export purpose.
  • Harvesting is done in alternate days with a knife or by bending pedicel with a jerk.
  • For harvesting, cotton cloth hand gloves should be used to protect fingers from stinging effect.
  • It is Advisable to harvest in morning hours since fruit hairs are soft.
  • Sprinkling water on pods during night will keep them cool and fresh for market.

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