Organic Okra Seeds 4124. Heirloom Herb.
Approx. 30 seeds/pkt (20 seeds/gram)
The light green pods are delicious steamed, stuffed or in soups and stews. Hibiscus-like cream coloured flowers from 5-7.5 cm (2-3″) in diameter make a beautiful garnish and the plants themselves are often used for their ornamental appeal. Grows 60-90 cm in height. Okra is among the top heat and drought tolerant vegetables grown in the world. Tender perennial grown as an annual.
How to Grow
Sow seed directly outdoors in a fully sunny site in late May or early June 1.25-2 cm (1/2-3/4″) deep and 2.5 cm (1″) apart in rows spaced 90 cm (36″) apart. Seed typically sprouts in 14-21 days. Seed can be soaked overnight before planting – this can speed up the germination to as little as 7 days. Warm soil is imperative for germination. Thin seedlings to 30-45 cm (12-18″). To get a jump on the season seed can also be started 5 weeks early indoors and then planted out after all danger of frost has passed. The pods mature quickly – they are often ready for harvest in as little as 3 to 4 days after flowering. Use a sharp knife to cut the pods from the plant when the are 5-7.5 cm (2-3″) long. For best quality, harvest pods regularly