Vegetable Description: Emerald okra produces spineless pods that stay tender even when large! Sturdy plants grow 5-8' tall and dark-green velvet pods are 6-8” long at harvest. This variety retains its color when cooked or canned! Cut cross sections are perfectly round and resemble little wagon wheels. 55 days to maturity. Average water needs.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Abelmoschus esculentus
Other Common Names: Emerald Green Velvet, Velvet
Vegetable Duration: Biennial
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 55
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 540
Vegetable Height: 48” to 96”
Vegetable Spacing: 12” to 15”
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside about 2 weeks after last frost. Plant about 12” apart, and 1/4“ below soil surface. Rows should be about 24” to 36” apart.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow seed heads to dry on plants; then remove heads, break them open, and collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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