Breeding Methods to Obtain Superior Genotypes of Okra

Kleyton Danilo da Silva Costa

Federal Institute of Alagoas (IFAL), Piranhas, AL, Brazil.

Jackson da Silva *

São Paulo State University (UNESP), Botucatu, SP, Brazil.

Ana Maria Maciel dos Santos

Rural Federal University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Recife, PE, Brazil.

José Luiz Sandes de Carvalho Filho

Rural Federal University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Recife, PE, Brazil.

Paulo Ricardo dos Santos

State University of Northern Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro (UENF), Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ, Brazil.

Maxwel Rodrigues Nascimento

Capixaba Institute for Research, Technical Assistance and Rural Extension (INCAPER), Vitória, ES, Brazil.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The culture of okra, although little known, exhibits an interesting trade in relation to other vegetable crops. This is mainly due to its sensorial and nutritional qualities. However, despite their importance, there are still almost no breeding programs aimed at obtaining superior genotypes. Much of this is due to complications in the use of breeding methods for this culture. The objective of this work was to prepare a literature review for improved accuracy improvement of methods for obtaining superior genotypes of okra. Based on the present literature, the choice of the most appropriate method for each characteristic can result in superior lineages.


Keywords: Abelmoschus esculentus, precocity culture of, pod yield, fruit quality

How to Cite

Silva Costa, K. D. da, Silva, J. da, dos Santos, A. M. M., Carvalho Filho, J. L. S. de, dos Santos, P. R., & Nascimento, M. R. (2018). Breeding Methods to Obtain Superior Genotypes of Okra. Journal of Experimental Agriculture International, 21(1), 1–6.


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