Clemson Spineless 80 Okra Seeds

This packet sows up to 30 feet.
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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.
$1.89 5 grams

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

3 reviews
Nice Okra Plants
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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

Home gardener
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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

Will Grow Again
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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.

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