200 Okra Seeds Clemson Spineless Heirloom

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200 Okra Seeds Clemson Spineless Heirloom

Clemson Spineless okra was developed by the horticultural research department of Clemson University in South Carolina. Introduced in 1939, it immediately won an AAS award in that same year. Originally, okra comes from northern Africa, where it still grows wild. This unusual member of the hibiscus family still has an important part in African and Mediterranean cuisine, as well as being a culinary tradition in the American South.

Detailed Clemson Spineless Okra Info: Abelmoschus esculentus. Also known as Clemson Spineless 80. Biennial. 55 days. 48-72" height. 12-15" spacing. Produces 3-5" dark green ribbed pods.

***OKRA GROWING GUIDE BELOW***

Okra is traditionally a southern U.S. plant that thrives in warm weather. It is easy to grow and use and looks great throughout the growing season due to its beautiful flowers. Okra is also rich in vitamin A and low in calories.

PLANTING

You can start okra seeds indoors in peat pots under full light 3 to 4 weeks before the last spring frost date.

You can also start okra directly in your garden 3 to 4 weeks before the last spring frost date as long as you cover the plants with a cold frame or grow tunnel until the weather warms up. Make sure that the covering is 2 to 3 feet tall so that the plants have room to grow.

If you do not start your okra plants early, wait until there is stable warm weather. You can plant okra in the garden when the soil has warmed to 65° to 70°F.

Plant okra in fertile, well-drained soil in full light about ½ to 1 inch deep and 12 to 18 inches apart. You can soak the seeds overnight in tepid water to help speed up germination.

If you are planting okra transplants, be sure to space them 1 to 2 feet apart to give them ample room to grow.

Okra plants are tall, so be sure to space out the rows 3 to 4 feet apart.

PLANT CARE

Eliminate weeds when the plants are young, then mulch heavily to prevent more weeds from growing. Apply a layer of mulch 4 to 8 inches high. You should also side-dress the plants with 10-10-10, aged manure, or rich compost (½ pound per 25 feet of row). You could also apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly.

When the seedlings are about 3 inches tall, thin the plants so that they are 10 to 18 inches apart.

Keep the plants well watered throughout the summer months; 1 inch of water per week is ideal, but use more if you are in a hot, arid region.

After the first harvest, remove the lower leaves to help speed up production.



All multiple orders of the same seed are put in the same bag. For example if you order 500 beefsteak tomato seeds x 3 then 1500 seeds will be put in the same bag. We do not send out 3 individual bags with 500 in each. This goes for all seeds unless they are listings of different seeds.

NOTE: ALL GROWING INFO AND INSTRUCTIONS ARE ON ITEM PAGE.

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