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Okra grow into pods that make a delicious addition to any soup or stews. Okra produces a plant that thrives in warm soil, warm weather and is in the same family as both hibiscus and hollyhocks. The 4-8 cm (2-3″) wide white-to-yellow coloured flowers resemble hibiscus and as such, they also make a nice low maintenance ornamental. Okra is extremely heat and drought tolerant and can grow to 120 cm (48″) in height. Annual.
25-30 Seeds/Package Untreated Non GMO
Sow seeds 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 process 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. For best quality harvest pods regularly.