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Organic Clemson Spineless 80 Okra Seeds

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organic okra seedsOrganic Clemson Spineless Okra (58 days) 

2 gram heirloom okra seed package contains 30-36 seeds

Developed by Clemson University

I'm sure you heard Grandpa or Grandma talk about Clemson Spineless if you live down South.  Well, this is an improvement on that same tasty okra.  Clemson Spineless 80 has longer pods, a more open form and LESS prickly spines.  Ever so important when harvesting okra.  Clemson Spineless 80 produces earlier than many okra varieties and can have some real heavy yields.  Pods are tastiest around 3". 

Busy Bee says...Pick your okra daily.  Never let the pods grow out past 3" or they will become tough.  Even worse the plant will quit producing more yummy okra!  Then whatcha going to do when it is time for gumbo! 

California Master Gardener handbook recommends Clemson Spineless Okra for California.

Clemson Spineless Okra is recommended by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.  "These seed varieties have been tested and proven resilient in the Florida backyard garden."

The Texas Cooperative Extension at Texas A&M recommends
Clemson Spineless Okra for Texas!

seedFor those of you in the South where I come from you will have no problem growing okra, but if like me you now find yourself in an area with cool summers like the Pacific Northwest growing okra can be a tricky business.  Try starting it in a greenhouse and transplanting into the garden about May.  At best you'll get a taste of okra for a few weeks on stunted 2' plants depending on your micro climate.  To improve your okra plants you need to improve the heat units.  To do that try planting next to heat sinks like houses, brick/rock walls or anything that will absorb and radiate heat.   Good luck and send me your success stories!

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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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