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Star Of David Okra Seeds

Star Of David Okra Seeds

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Abelmoschus esculentus

Star Of David Okra Seeds (60-65 days)

2 g about 30-36 seeds

Star of David okra is an old Israeli heirloom that has a unique six-pointed, geometric star shape resembling the Star of David. 

Very large, plump green pods are ready at 3-4". 

Plants reach 7' tall with unique purple colorations on the leaves.

Very prolific and rich in flavor.

 

Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per gram

Germination Temperature

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Row Spacing

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1/4" 15-18 70-80 10-15 36" 12" 50-100 lb. Full

Abelmoschus esculentus

Planting Tips:

A hot weather plant, start indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost date.  Soak seeds overnight before planting.  Transplant into the garden a month after last frost date.  A heavy feeder, make sure to plant in fertile soil. 

  • Okra is from Africa.  Okra loves heat.  Days must be over 80F to produce decent crops.  The soil must be over 70F.  If you have cool summers wait to plant Okra at the end of May or 1st week in June.  Plant next heat sinks like rock walls or south sides of structures.  Try placing a few bricks or rocks at the base of established plants a heat sinks.
  • Once established Okra is very drought tolerant.  However, watering every 7-10 will produce higher yields. However don't over water.  Okra does like drier soils than most of your veggies. 
  • Ovoid planting Okra in wet, soggy soils.
  • Okra will grow best in soil that has been worked down to a level of 10".
  • Thin plants to about a 12" apart.
  • Fertilize your bed with composted manure before hand, but do not feed too much nitrogen was established.  This will cause luxuriant growth and few blooms/pods.

Seeding Rate:

75-90,000 plants/acre, aproximately 11-15 lb.

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

 

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  • Author: Faye Carr
    If you need a sure & steady subsistence hot and dry keep you alive and not slimey OR woody crop... THIS is the Okra for you.

    I've been doing my own planting of various drought tolerant/super hot weather cultivars over the past 5 years.

    Star of David is by far the best in every category.

    Cans like a dream. Freezes well. Multiple harvests through a long summer. Pulled over 25 pounds from 10 plants. Even dried 3 pounds of seeds for later stew ingredient when production got away from me.

    It's the only Okra I'm planting for summer 2015. 'Cuz I'm saving seed for local acclamation.

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