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811352021304

Okra, Clemson Spineless Organic Seeds
by: sow seeds


Item 81135202130
Our Price: $2.95
 

All American Winner, this 4-5' high plant produces straight, dark green, slightly grooved, spineless pods. Best picked under 2 1/2 -3" for full flavored premium quality.


Family: Malvaceae

Species: Abelmoschus esculentus

Difficulty: easy to grow

Sun: full sun

Sowing Method: direct seed only

Planting: plant after last frost

Frost Tolerance: frost sensitive

Qualities: soup, stir-fry


Okra, which originated in West Africa, is a member of the mallow family, related to hibiscus and hollyhock (as its beautiful blossoms will attest). It is used in Middle Eastern and Indian cooking as well as being a primary ingredient in gumbo, and was used as a coffee substitute during the American Civil War. Even people who don't like okra can be convinced by a well-executed Southern fried version. Special care should be taken when harvesting okra because it can irritate the skin of some gardeners. Nutrients: vitamins B6, C, and K, folate, calcium, manganese.

Growing: A frost sensitive crop that is easily grown in the full sun and by direct seed once danger of frost has passed. Heat loving okra is capable of withstanding dry periods once established. Okra can grow 30" wide and 4-6' tall. Plant Seeds: 1/2" deep with 3-4" between seeds, in rows 2-3' apart. Soil Temp: 70-90?F. Days to Emergence: 7-15. Thin To/Mature Plant Spacing: 12". Seeds/Oz: 420. Seed Wt./100' Row: 1.5oz. Average Yield/100' Row: 300+ pods. Days to Harvest: 60-85. Seed Viability: 1-2years. Companions: Basil, Cowpeas, Cucumber, Eggplant, Lettuce, Melons, Peppers.
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