Emerald Okra
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Emerald Okra

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SKU OK5-50
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Country Of Origin: USA USA
Planting Instructions
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55 days. Abelmoschus esculentus. Open Pollinated. The plant produces heavy yields of 6 to 8" long dark green okra. The pods are thick-walled, smooth, tender, and spineless. Stay tender even when very large. Best to harvest when 4" long. Retains color when frozen or canned. Perfect for soups, stews, fried, or boiled. Also known as Emerald Green Velvet Okra. An excellent choice for home gardens, farmer’s markets, market growers, open production, and commercial production. A 1950 heirloom variety developed by the Campbell Soup Company, Riverton, New Jersey, USA. United States Department of Agriculture, PI 675122

Lot No: 230175

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 07/23

Seeds Per Pound: 8,000

Plant Height: 4 to 8 ft Tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

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.

Customer Reviews

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by on September 11, 2014

I haven't grown every type of okra, but when compared to Clemson Spineless, Cowhorn or the Burgandee types, this one has no equal. The plants usually stay smaller and more compact, and the real treat is the eating! I let the pods get to about 6" on average before popping them off the plant, and the knife just slides through them! Even at 9" or so, most are still tender and have a great flavor. I'm done searching for a great okra!!!

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