Burgundy Okra Art Pack

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  • Art Pack by Susan Wilson
  • An okra flower with a ready-to-harvet pod beneath.
  • The last gasp: An intricate flower blooming towering above the fall landscape..
  • Okra was the focal point of this "red box" planting of edible ornamentals in our 2013 trial garden.

Organic Burgundy Okra Seeds

Abelmoschus esculentus
Delight in the beauty of this tropical-seeming edible ornamental, even in Zone 5.
Art Pack, 100 seeds
Product ID# OK0235A , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

In stock.

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 5-10 days
Days to Maturity 60 days
Planting Depth 1/2 inch
Spacing in Row 24 inches
Spacing Between Rows 36 inches
Height at Maturity 36-60 inches
Width at Maturity 24 inches
Detailed Product Info

Okra Haiku: deep hued stalks tower / bearing mucilaginous pods / eat only when young. Often overlooked in the vegetable patch, okra can be planted as an edible ornamental, rivaling even its Mallow relatives in beauty. Despite its reputation as a warm-season annual, it can be grown with success in many regions. So don't scratch it off your list! Rather, use the elegant illustration in this floral scratchboard art and our scribbled all-too-true haiku to inspire you to scratch out a place for okra in your garden.

Growing Instructions

Start indoors 6-10 weeks before the last frost, then transplant after all threat of frost has passed. Plant in full sun, in soil with moderate fertility. Cover with row cover to give plants a heat boost, okra thrives in hot temperatures and long summers. Uncover when flowers appear. Harvest pods often, when 4-6" long. Bigger pods may become tough.

About the Art and Artist
Art by Susan Wilson. Susan Wilson has been painting for over 25 years. Starting with oil painting, she transitioned into watercolor and, more recently, scratchboard.

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