Clemson Spineless 80 Okra Seeds

5 out of 5 stars
(7 reviews)
Originally developed at Clemson University and improved in 1980 for an earlier, more productive harvest. These heat-loving plants produce dark green, grooved, straight pods with a full-bodied flavor that okra lovers find utterly delectable. Related to hollyhocks, the plants' beautiful flowers make them a pretty addition to the flower garden and they attract pollinators.

Botanical Name: Abelmoschus esculentus

Days to Maturity: 55 days

Family: Malvaceae

Native: Unknown; probably tropical Africa and Asia

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual. In frost-free areas, okra may be grown as a perennial.

Plant Dimensions: 4'–5' tall, 24" wide. Can grow taller in areas with long growing seasons.

Variety Information: Okra pods can grow up to 9" long, but are best harvested at about 3"–4" for culinary use, before they become tough. The pods of 'Clemson Spineless 80' are dark green, straight, and slightly grooved.

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.

When to Start Inside: Recommended for short season areas: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 70°F, ideally 80°–90°F. Use biodegradable pots to reduce root disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 10 –15 days

Seed Depth: ½"–1"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18"

Row Spacing: 4' apart

Thinning: When 4" tall, thin to 1 every 18"

Harvesting: Okra is most tender when harvested at about 3"-4" long. Cut the thick stem with a sharp knife. The use of gloves and long sleeves is advised, as some people have a skin irritation reaction to the foliage. After initial harvest, removal of the lowest set of leaves will increase production. Harvest regularly; if pods are allowed to mature, plant will stop producing.

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Clemson Spineless 80 Okra Seeds Reviews

7 reviews

Nice Okra Plants

5 out of 5 stars Jul 20, 2018
I have been growing this okra for the past couple of years. It sprouts very reliably, the plants grow well and are very heat tolerant. Once they sprout, I stop watering them and they have always grown well and produced well. They produce pods all summer long into mid-fall. One of my best garden plants here in central NC.
L Bowen from NC

Home gardener

5 out of 5 stars Oct 4, 2019
I'm sold on Botanical interests after buying my first okra seeds. The rate of germination was incredible. One package was more than enough for my garden where previously I had to plant two packages.
Linda Ross from IA

Will Grow Again

5 out of 5 stars Aug 15, 2020
I've never grown okra before, but I'm very happy with the results. They germinated well & grew well. They have beautiful light colored flowers with a dark burgundy center. I grew/used the okra to make gluten free fried okra which turned out great. There's not a lot of okra at one time on the plants, so I'll be planting more next year.
Doreen from OH

Clemson Spineless 80 Okra Seeds

5 out of 5 stars Oct 4, 2020
Okra is a "must have" vegetable when preparing any Lowcountry summertime recipe, and the Clemson Spineless is the preferred okra by all. From seed planting, to the beautiful flowers it displays for all of nature to enjoy, to the beginning green buds produced, let the harvesting begin!
Pamela Bry from SC

Om nom nom

5 out of 5 stars Nov 10, 2021
Highly recommend! Not only were the flowers gorgeous, but the okra was so delicious and plentiful. They were easy to grow.
Grace from CO
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Great Seeds!

5 out of 5 stars Jan 15, 2022
It was my first time growing okra, I have a small garden and planted two. They both grew like trees! Strong and lots of production. I was able to can some, eat some and freeze some for my favorite jambalaya!
Shelley from CA

Favorite plant in my garden

5 out of 5 stars Aug 17, 2022
I'm SO happy with these! As others have said, the seeds germinate reliably and continue to grow well here in Zone 10A, where there have many days over 90 degrees and some over 100. They are doing so much better than many of my other plants that I keep planting more seeds, even now in August, and up they come. The flowers are very pretty and right now I am freezing the pods I harvest to make a huge Indian stir-fry when I have enough. I plant in raised beds and containers due to gopher issues.
Teddy from CA

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