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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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Product properties

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 3.9 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 5 of 30 the seeds sprouted Never again will I purchase seeds from Burpee again!! Now I have to re order somewhere else.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tons of okra with Baby Bubba! I grew baby bubba this past! What a producer! I had 20 plants and picked 4+ lbs of okra per week. The amount that of okra I pickled, packed, and gave away is unreal! These plants thrived through the drought here in NW Georgia. Baby bubba is the way to go!
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great LIttle Producer! This is the first year I grown okra so I just tried one plant at the edge of my tomato container. It's late October and it's still blooming and more little okra on the way. Powdery mildew hit my containers hard this year and Baby Bubba held it at bay til the end of summer. Now the top leaves have mildew but it's pushing out mildew free flowers and okra near the bottom of the plant. Hoping to get one more meal of fried okra before pulling it out for winter. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2016-10-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Had same luck as with all other seeds I purchased as "good for container gardening" Poor seed sprouting followed by remainder of plants , no blooms thus not fruit and dying
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prolific plants I never grew okra before. I knew to buy hybrid seeds as I have a lack of bees and butterflies. My okra plants are 6 feet tall and producing 6-12+ pods a week! Very tasty, I often pick and eat them right there in the garden.
Date published: 2016-09-15
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
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