Okra-Clemson Spineless
Okra-Clemson Spineless

Okra-Clemson Spineless

Brand: Whitwam Organics
Item Number: 3232-01

Regular price $3.75 On Sale

Estimated Arrival: Between Jun 20 and Jun 25. * ETA for USA only

Okra-Clemson Spineless

Abelmoschus esculentus

 It is an exceptional yield of spineless, tender ribbed pods with great taste. Stews have long been a staple. Canning, baking, roasting, or boiling are all good choices, but I like them raw when fresh. When the pods reach 3-5 inches in length, harvest them. Pods can grow to be very large, but smaller pods are more tender. Plants grow until it gets cold in the fall, so they can reach 6 feet or more in areas with a long, wet growing season. 

Don't just let the 1st one grow as big as you can, it could shut the plant down.  They do have some susceptibility to nematodes. If you would like to grow okra from the Spring through the summer and into fall, it is better to do 2 successive plantings in 2 different locations. One- from the Spring into summer, and the other from summer and into fall.

Days to germination

 14-21 days

Days to maturity

65-75 days

Life cycle

Perennial (grown as annuals in our climate)

Plant time

Spring and Summer

Spacing

12-18 inches

Sun

Full sun

Soil temperature

75-90 degrees

Optimum soil P.H

6.5-7.0

Height

4-5 foot

Harvest

Early summer, Avoid too hot weather

Okra-Clemson Spineless

Abelmoschus esculentus

 It is an exceptional yield of spineless, tender ribbed pods with great taste. Stews have long been a staple. Canning, baking, roasting, or boiling are all good choices, but I like them raw when fresh. When the pods reach 3-5 inches in length, harvest them. Pods can grow to be very large, but smaller pods are more tender. Plants grow until it gets cold in the fall, so they can reach 6 feet or more in areas with a long, wet growing season. 

Don't just let the 1st one grow as big as you can, it could shut the plant down.  They do have some susceptibility to nematodes. If you would like to grow okra from the Spring through the summer and into fall, it is better to do 2 successive plantings in 2 different locations. One- from the Spring into summer, and the other from summer and into fall.

Days to germination

 14-21 days

Days to maturity

65-75 days

Life cycle

Perennial (grown as annuals in our climate)

Plant time

Spring and Summer

Spacing

12-18 inches

Sun

Full sun

Soil temperature

75-90 degrees

Optimum soil P.H

6.5-7.0

Height

4-5 foot

Harvest

Early summer, Avoid too hot weather