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  • Beautiful edible landscaping plant.
  • Ripe and over ripe.
  • Antique seed pack from the Seed Library archives.

Clemson Spineless Okra

Abelmoscus esculentus
A beautiful plant with plucky pods.
Ships January 1st, 2017

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Okra is outrageously beautiful. Its hibiscus-like flowers and broad leaves provide a tropical feel to the garden. The edible pods are terrific when harvested young and prepared properly. Many displaced southerners pine for the flavor and silky texture of a well-made okra dish; those who do not know its charms from youth are generally slow to embrace it. But do try. The plants are so beautiful you will not regret growing them.

Quick Facts

Spacing in Row 12 to 24 inches
Spacing Between Rows 24 to 36 inches
Planting Depth ¼ to ½ inch
Days to Germination 7 to 14 days
Days to Maturity 55 days
Height at Maturity 36 to 48 inches

How to Grow

Okra is extremely intolerant of cold. Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost and transplant outdoors after all threat of frost has passed. Some gardeners give okra a heat boost by covering it with row cover until it produces flowers. Okra can thrive in moderate soils. Keep watered, but allow to dry out between waterings. Harvest pods while still tender, up to 5-6" in length.

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