Gold Coast Okra pk/20

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SKU OK36-20
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Planting Instructions
Disease Resistant
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75 days. Abelmoschus esculentus. Open Pollinated. Plant produces good yields of 6" long spineless green okra. Great for making fried okra and gumbo. Drought tolerant. Heat tolerant. Excellent choice for home gardens. A variety from Louisiana, USA. United States Department of Agriculture, PI 675123. Disease Resistant: N.

Lot No: 9087

Germination: 92%

Test Date: 09/17

Seeds Per Pound: 8,000

Plant Height: 4 to 5 ft Tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Direct Sow/Indoor Sow



Okra
Abelmoschus esculentus

 
Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/2" - 1"60 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 3 to 4"24 - 30" 20"50 - 75 days
Okra Seed Planting Information:

Okra originated from Egypt and Ethiopia where it grows wild. It is a traditional vegetable that is grown in the South. Five or six plants can produce enough for a small family. Okra will grow in almost any soil where the soil temperature is 60 F. It tolerates hot and humid summers. Plants should be grown in a warm areas and receive plenty of sunlight. Okra can be grown directly in the garden, but should be started indoors if you have a short growing season. Plant your seeds indoors 30 days before transplanting in the garden. Okra is known for its poor germination rate, so plant sufficient amount of seeds. Keep weeded, but do not disturb roots. Plants can grow 2 to 8 ft tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile slightly alkaline soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Does best if soil dries between watering. It can tolerate drought, but will not thrive in wet conditions.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every 2 weeks.

Harvest Tips:

Cut okra when pods are 2 - 4" in length or the pods may become tough.


N – Root-Knot Nematode

Scientific Name: Meloidogyne spp.

Type: Parasites

Nematodes are soil dwelling parasites that feed on plant roots and affect cucumbers, okra, peppers, squash, and tomatoes. Symptoms include yellowing of the leaves, wilting, and stunting of the plant. The plant will have galled and decayed roots. Nematodes are most active when soil temperatures are 85 - 95 F and usually occur when the soil is moisture. Plan on using a 3 year crop rotation and avoid planting in the same location, year after year. Nematodes are most active in warm soils and they need water to thrive so take advantage of summer’s heat to wither them away. Withhold water from nematode infested areas of the garden and turn or till the soil every 7-10 days during the summer to expose nematodes to the drying effects of the sun. Proper tillage practices may be helpful in managing the disease. Certain types of marigolds work by excreting a substance that is damaging to nematodes as well as trapping them in their roots and preventing reproduction. Elbon rye is an effective nematode control that can be planted as a cool season cover crop that is turned under in early spring. The use of soil fumigants like Vapam has been helpful and a fungicide called Actinovate can also be helpful in managing the lowering of the nematode population. Using transparent plastic mulches for 4 to 6 weeks have been shown to kill nematodes. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

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