Clemson Spineless 80 Okra Seeds - (Abelmoschus esculentus)

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SKU:
V1263
Seed Count:
Approx 100 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
52-55 days
Days to Germination:
7-15 days @ 70F
Plant Spacing:
10-12"
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Clemson Spineless 80 Okra - (Abelmoschus esculentus)
  • Clemson Spineless 80 Okra - (Abelmoschus esculentus)
$3.15

Description

Clemson Spineless 80 Okra -  The Most Beautiful Flowers in the Vegetable Garden! 

One of the most classic and popular okras, 4-5’ tall plants produce high yields of spineless medium green pods early in the season. Improved by Clemson University from their 1939 All American Selection winner Clemson Spineless for spineless qualities and better production. 

Pods have the best flavor and texture when harvested at 3-4" long.

Uses

Pod or fruits are harvested young. It is used as an ingredient in Arabic, West African, Caribbean and eastern Mediterranean cooking. Fresh, cooked or pickled okra is a very versatile fruit. You can grow okra as an ornamental just for the beautiful flowers and a living hedge.

History

Okra is probably indigenous to tropical West Africa. It has been grown as a crop in rural areas of West Africa and India for centuries and was taken to Central America and North America during the slave trade. The species today is grown in all tropical, subtropical and temperate regions of the world.

Growing Tip

Pods are ready for picking several days after the flowers drop but before they are fully mature. If you wait until the pods reach full size, they will be tough. The stems should be soft and easy to cut.

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