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Okra, Clemson Spineless

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The most popular okra on the market.

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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.
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Days To Maturity null

56 days

Fruit Size null

2-3 inches

Sun null

Full Sun

Spread null

3-4 feet

Height null

3-4 feet

Sow Method null

Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

Planting Time null

Spring, Summer

Sow Time null

After Last Frost

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12 inches

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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
    56 days
    Fruit Size
    2-3 inches
    Full Sun
    3-4 feet
    3-4 feet
    Sow Method
    Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
    Planting Time
    Spring, Summer
    Sow Time
    After Last Frost
    12 inches
    Life Cycle