Okra Seeds - Clemson Spineless

Regular price Dhs. 15.00

10 grams / packet

1. Short Description

55 days. This AAS winner is a highly popular variety of okra for its fantastic texture and flavor. Pods grow 6-9 inches long with slightly tapered ends and ribbing. Plants are 3 feet tall. Pods are most tender when they are harvested at 3 inches long. Delicious fried, and used in soups and cooked dishes.  Fine quality and prolific.

 2. More Details and tips:

Growing Clemson Spineless Okra Garden Seeds

  • Latin Name: Abelmoschus esculentus
  • Other Names:
  • Days to Maturity: 55 days
  • Hardiness Zone: Annual
  • Planting Depth: ½”-1”
  • Plant Spacing: 12”
  • Row Spacing: 24-30”
  • Growth Habit: upright
  • Soil Preference: fertile, well drained soil, add grass clippings and mulch
  • Temp Preference: warm
  • Light Preference: full sun
  • Pests/diseases: watch for weeds and keep soil moist but not over-saturated to avoid disease
  • Color: dark green
  • Flavor: tender and smooth texture, mild taste.
  • Seeds Per Package:
    • 10 g - Approximately 175 Seeds
    • 4 oz - Approximately 2,000 Seeds
    • 1 lb - Approximately 8,000 Seeds
    • 5 lb - Approximately 40,000 Seeds

Seeds should be given plenty of room and a warm environment with full sun to thrive and fully mature. Plants do best when seeds are sown directly, but can also do well when seedlings are started indoors and transplanted after around 30 days for areas with shorter growing seasons. Sow seeds 1” deep in moist but not over-saturated soil. 3-4 seeds should be sown for each desired plant, and thinned to 1 seedling per spot after 2-3 weeks. Space plants 12” apart with rows 24-30” apart. These plants don’t do well in cool temperatures, so be sure to keep them away from frost. During growth, remove weeds so that they don’t interfere. Pods are most tender and delicious when picked young, at around 3 inches long. To harvest pods, cut them off the stem of the plant.

Clemson Spineless okra grow in the wild of Ethiopia and Egypt, and thrive in warm temperatures such as those in the South of the United States. These plants thrive in heat, and are easy to grow at home. They are very tender, with spineless pods, and sell well at farmers markets as well as commercially. Watch out for over saturated soil during plant growth that can lead to disease, but keep soil moist enough to provide for the plant. Pods can be stored for longer periods of time by blanching or freezing them.

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