Okra Clemson Spineless 80 HEIRLOOM Seeds

Okra Clemson Spineless 80 HEIRLOOM Seeds

Abelmoschus esculentus

Item #0083

55 days. These dark green, grooved, straight pods have a full-bodied flavor okra lovers find utterly delectable. Okra can be boiled, fried, canned and pickled. A must-have for delicious gumbo. Related to the hollyhock, the plants’ beautiful flowers make them wonderful ornamentals that are easy to grow.

This packet sows three 10-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
10-15 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds every 18"

Row Spacing:
4' apart

When 4" tall, thin to 1 every 18"

When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost when day temperatures are at least 60°F and night temperatures are at least 55°F. Okra matures quickly, so wait until temperatures warm up to sow seed!

When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost. Transplant seedlings outside after last spring frost.

Special germination instructions: Soak okra seeds in water for 12 to 24 hours before sowing.

Harvesting: Okra is most tender when harvested at about 3" - 3½" long. Cut the thick stem with a sharp knife. The use of gloves is advised, as some people have an allergic reaction to the foliage. After initial harvest, removal of the lowest set of leaves will increase production. Harvest every day; if pods are allowed to mature, plant will stop producing.

Artist: Peggy Turchette

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