Okra Clemson Spineless 80 HEIRLOOM Seeds

Okra Clemson Spineless 80 HEIRLOOM Seeds

Abelmoschus esculentus

Item #0083

55 days. These productive plants love the heat! Dark green, grooved, straight pods have a full-bodied flavor that okra lovers find utterly delectable. A must-have for delicious gumbo. Related to the hollyhock, the plants' beautiful flowers make them wonderful ornamentals. Attracts pollinators.

This packet sows up to 30 ft.

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Days to Emerge:
10-15 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds every 18"

Row/Mound Spacing:
4' apart

When 4" tall, thin to 1 every 18"

When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost.

When to start inside: Recommended for cold climates only: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 70°F, ideally 80°-90°F. Use biodegradable pots to reduce root disturbance.

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"-4" long. Cut the thick stem with a sharp knife. The use of gloves and long sleeves 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 regularly; if pods are allowed to mature, plant will stop producing.

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