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Okra, Baby Bubba Hybrid

Short Description

This dwarf variety is only half as tall as other okras and perfect for large containers.

Full Description

The plant is baby-sized, only half as tall as other okras and perfect for a large container. But it's a bubba too, pumping out hefty, full-sized pods, twice as many as the old standards. Ready to harvest in just 53 days. Burpee Exclusive. Grows best in full sun.
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Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

53 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

2-3 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

1-2 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

36-48 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

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How to Sow

  • Sow okra seeds in full sun and average, well-worked soil after danger of frost.
  • Grow okra in a different place every year to avoid problems with pests and diseases.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 8 inches. Level with a rake to remove clumps of grass and stones.
  • Plant 3-4 seeds every 12 inches in rows 36 inches apart.
  • Cover with 1 inch of fine soil.
  • Seedlings should emerge in 14-21 days.
  • Thin to strongest seedling per group when plants are 1-2 inches high.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. Avoid disturbing the soil around the plants when weeding.
  • Keep plants well watered during dry periods to promote rapid, uninterrupted growth. Plants need about 1-1 ½ inches of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It’s best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.

Harvest and Preserving Tips

  • Pick young okra pods that are 2-3 inches long and harvest them every other day to encourage continuous production. Cut the pods from the stem just above the cap.
  • Store pods for several days in the refrigerator in a plastic bag.
  • Okra pods are delicious steamed, in soups and fried.
  • Okra may also be stored blanched and frozen.
Days To Maturity
53 days
Fruit Size
2-3 inches
Full Sun
1-2 inches
36-48 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
12 inches
Life Cycle
Okra, Baby Bubba Hybrid is rated 4.1667 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Okra for SFG I have elevated SFG so standard Okra would not work well for me. Found this and it is perfect for my elevated SFG beds. Planted 6 seeds and all 6 germinated. I have 3 plants per SF and they are doing well. Just began harvesting this week - producing nicely.
Date published: 2015-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a BIG Baby We planted Baby Bubba in a large container. It must have been happy with the Sea-Magic I used to encourage growth because it grew and grew and kept us in okra until the freeze in October. In fact we couldn't keep up with all the okras and ended up making lots of stewed tomatoes with okra to put in the freezer for winter.
Date published: 2014-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from okra I ordered this for the first time. I really love that it dont get very tall but the one thing is it gets really bushy so you wanna make sure you space the seeds out my garden didnt do good this year but this okra is still going all my other okra done died so this will be in my garden next year wonderful taste just make sure you pick at the right time because it grows fast
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Takes up no room but produces plenty of okra! There's not much really to say here except that I planted 35 seeds and ended up with about 20 plants. I was very surprised to look at these little plants one day (little as in short, but they were fat and bushy) and found so much okra on it! I actually didn't look until there were several little fruits growing on there because I assumed they weren't ready because they were so short. I will definitely buy these again!
Date published: 2014-09-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not germinate I planted about 15 seeds and did not get a single plant nearly a month later.
Date published: 2014-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big tasty Okra I only grew one plant of Baby Bubba Okra last year summer of 2013 and it performed very well. I grew it in a ten gallon pot and the okra I harvested were huge, especially in the heat, every other day I was harvesting okra and I got enough to make fresh Okra and tomato for dinner. In Northern Nevada it's hard to find fresh okra at the grocery store that doesn't look like it's been beat up or have weird brown spots, growing your own is a good alternative and this plant didn't let us down. Try watering with sea magic fertilizer and your yields will double.The flowers they produce are beautiful as well and it was nice to look at.
Date published: 2014-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Ever Only grew 6 plants last year and was very pleased. Quality of Okra was excellent, produced abundantly and continued to produce (although more slowly) until the first killing frost in November. Will be planting them again.
Date published: 2009-12-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lackluster These okra never seemed to get beyond 6 inches tall and a few leaves before they died. Despite having grown okra for years and having what I thought were the "ideal" conditions and plenty of care, these okra just didn't grow.
Date published: 2008-11-28
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