OKRA Clemson Spineless
Okra is grown for its slender, pointed pods that develop from attractive flowers in the leaf axils. The pods of this variety are dark green, straight, slightly grooved and spineless. Production is best in areas with lots of hot summer weather. Serve fried, in soups and stews and use for pickling.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow indoors 4 to 5 weeks before the last frost. 40 degrees is ideal. Cover with 1/4 inch fine soil. Leave 12 to 18 inches between rows.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: Transplant outdoors 2 to 3 weeks after the last frost after hardening off. When seedlings are 2 to 4 inches high, thin to 12 inches apart.
GERMINATION: Approximately 2 weeks or more, depending upon weather. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Okra does best in warm climates or the greenhouse. Water regularly and fertilize when 6" tall. To assure best quality, harvest pods when about 3 to 4 inches long and use as soon as possible.
Organic Certification by Washington State Department of Agriculture