Hibiscus esculentus

Open pollinated

Variety Maturity Plant habit Pod characteristics Remarks
Clemson Spineless 55-60 Moderate foliage, very prolific, 100-120 cm Straight, tapered ridged, spineless and very uniform, medium green 14-16 cm Popular mid season variety for processing, fresh market and home garden use. For optimum flavor, harvest early.
Emerald 55-60 Vigorous plants of 120-150 cm Pods are round, slender, thick-walled, spineless, dark green, 15-20 cm A round podded variety, popular for processing. Pods remain tender even in larger sizes.