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Okra, Clemson Spineless
The most popular okra on the market.
This 1939 All-America Selections winner is still the most popular variety on the market. The vigorous, 4-ft. high plants produce an abundance of dark green, grooved pods without spines. Best picked when 2.5 to 3" long. GARDEN HINTS: Soak seed in warm water overnight to speed germination. Pick pods young, while still tender. Pods are excellent for use in soups, stews and relishes.
Sow okra seeds in full sun and average, well-worked soil after all danger of frost. In rows 36" apart, plant 3 or 4 seeds every 12" and cover with 1" of fine soil. Firm lightly. Okra plants emerge in 14-21 days.
How to Grow
Thin to strongest seedling per group when plants are 1-2" high. Provide plants with 1-1 1/2" of water weekly. Grow okra in a different place every year to avoid problems with pests and diseases.
Pick young okra pods that are 2-3" long and harvest them every other day to encourage continuous production. Cut 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.