Louisiana Green Velvet Okra Seeds
Louisiana Green Velvet Okra OK3-10
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Louisiana Green Velvet Okra Seeds

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SKU OK3-20
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Country Of Origin: USA USA
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58 days. Abelmoschus esculentus. Open Pollinated. Louisiana Green Velvet Okra. This early maturing plant produces good yields of 5 to 8" long spineless dark green okra. The okra remains tender when large. Retains its vibrant color when cooked. This variety does well where temperatures and humidity are high. Excellent choice for home gardens and market growers. Developed by the Louisiana State University, Louisiana, USA. United States Department of Agriculture, PI 675127.

Lot No: 38873

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 06/24

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

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 November 2, 2011

I second everything that the first review said plus would add can reach 8' in height and that the rows should be at least 4' apart so you can walk between them. My plants were slow to start but wwent crazy after 75 days. I would also add that I did not like the slight sweet taste for pickled okra. It was kinda weired. However , fried is awesome and 10 pods are all 2 people would want at a meal.

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by on September 3, 2011

This is a tender okra with a slight sweet taste. My plants made a few pods at 60 days but went berzerk after 80 days. Many side shoots and the plants have become bushes. I'm geting pods to 11" long and almost 1" diameter and its still tender as a stick of butter.

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