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Hill Country Red Okra pk/20

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SKU OK14-20
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70 days. Abelmoschus esculentus. Open Pollinated. Plant produces good yields of 3 to 5" long green and red okra. The pods are green with red tips and red ribs. Great for making fried okra, soups, stews, and gumbo. An excellent pickling variety. Drought tolerant. Excellent choice for home gardens. A heirloom variety from Texas, USA. Certified Organic

Lot No: 20969

Germination: 80%

Test Date: 09/17

Seeds Per Pound: 8,000

Plant Height: 4 to 6 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.


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by on August 20, 2018

Hill Country Okra makes a beautiful plant, and the pods are tender and delicious. Could easily be a background plant in a flower bed. Here in Alabama in mid August its about 6 ft tall and going strong. Very nice plants.

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by on March 11, 2018

Our Hill Country Red Okra reached over 10 ft. tall in 2017, much more than the stated height of 4-6 ft. They produced well after our Clemson Spineless nearly stopped (only 5-6 ft. tall).

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