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Emerald Okra Seeds

Abelmoschus esculentus

5.00 (6 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Okra loves heat, so gardeners with short growing seasons may need to start their non-GMO emerald okra seeds indoors; plan to set them out 3-4 weeks after the last frost. Before planting the seeds, soak them overnight to encourage faster germination. Plant 2-3 seeds in one peat pot, and keep them at 80-90 degrees F until germination; thin to the strongest plant by cutting off the rest. When the air temperature reaches a consistent 60 degrees F, plant the seedlings in full sun 12-15" apart in rows 3' apart. For direct sowing in warmer climates, sow the non-GMO emerald okra seed 3/4" deep and later thin the plants to 12-15" apart.

Growing: When the seedlings reach a height of 4", apply mulch to conserve moisture and control weeds. Keep the emerald okra plants moist during dry weather. In cooler climates, it may be necessary to apply black plastic or provide row covers for adequate heat. Emerald okra does tolerate cooler temperatures, and is a good variety to grow in cooler climates.

Harvesting: Emerald okra should be harvested at 3" for best taste and tenderness. This variety is spineless for a painless harvest.

Seed Saving: When saving seed from okra, keep mind mind that it will cross pollinate with other varieties of okra and should be separated from them. Allow the pods to fully mature, and cut them off after they turn brown; if they begin to split, cut them immediately to prevent seed loss. Twisting the pods or putting them in a bag and applying pressure should remove the seed. Spread the seed out to dry for a week, then store in a cool dry place for up to 2-3 years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Abelmoschus esculentus

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 500

Planting Method: From Transplant

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 96 Inches

Color: Green

Emerald Okra Seeds 5.0
Review By Jayalaxmi Chitravelu

Emerald okra

Very good germination rate for okra and all the seeds planted, germinated.

Emerald Okra Seeds 5.0
Review By Juel Ormsby

Emerald Okra in PA

We grew this variety last year in Western PA and we were delighted with it. the plants were sturdy, yield was more than adequate, and pods were tender and delicious, even when they had gotten bigger than ideal.

Emerald Okra Seeds 5.0
Review By joe charba

New to me.

I never heard of spineless okra that also stays tender even when large, look forward to planting next year.

Emerald Okra Seeds 5.0
Review By Judy Whisenant

Seeds

Very easy shopping. Product was available, shipped quickly, and arrived with no problems.

Emerald Okra Seeds 5.0
Review By Mike Nehring

Fast service

Ordered okra seed on Thursday 4-27-20 and got them in the mail on Saturday 4-30-20. That's fast.

Emerald Okra Seeds 5.0
Review By Cheryl

Okra Seeds-Emerald

This is the absolute best variety of Okra for frying, boiling, pickling, in soups, etc! Long and slender with no harsh ribs like the more common Clemson Spineless. For some reason it is harder to find than other varieties, so I search in earnest every year for this variety and have been planting it for years, now. Pods can grow much longer than other varieties and still be tender! 40 yrs. experience in gardening...I started in Texas and now am in Colorado...it grows well in either climate!!!

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~100 Seeds) $3.25 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $7.96 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $11.40 -+
5 Lb Mylar (2.27kg) $51.30 -+
10 Lb Mylar (4.54kg) $91.20 -+
25 Lb Bulk Bag (11.3kg) $216.60 -+
50 Lb Bulk Bag (22.7kg) $410.40 -+
100 Lb Bulk Bag (45.4kg) $798.00 Notify Me
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Emerald okra seeds produce spineless pods that stay tender even when they are large. The dark-green velvet pods are up to 8" long at harvest. This variety retains its color when cooked or canned, and the cut cross-sections are perfectly round, resembling little wagon wheels. This plant takes 55 days to reach maturity.
Emerald okra was developed by the Campbell Soup Company, and introduced in 1950. Originally, however, okra comes from northern Africa, where it still grows wild. This unusual member of the hibiscus family still has an important part in African and Mediterranean cuisine, as well as being a culinary tradition in the American South.

You can also view our other okra vegetable seeds.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Okra loves heat, so gardeners with short growing seasons may need to start their non-GMO emerald okra seeds indoors; plan to set them out 3-4 weeks after the last frost. Before planting the seeds, soak them overnight to encourage faster germination. Plant 2-3 seeds in one peat pot, and keep them at 80-90 degrees F until germination; thin to the strongest plant by cutting off the rest. When the air temperature reaches a consistent 60 degrees F, plant the seedlings in full sun 12-15" apart in rows 3' apart. For direct sowing in warmer climates, sow the non-GMO emerald okra seed 3/4" deep and later thin the plants to 12-15" apart.

Growing: When the seedlings reach a height of 4", apply mulch to conserve moisture and control weeds. Keep the emerald okra plants moist during dry weather. In cooler climates, it may be necessary to apply black plastic or provide row covers for adequate heat. Emerald okra does tolerate cooler temperatures, and is a good variety to grow in cooler climates.

Harvesting: Emerald okra should be harvested at 3" for best taste and tenderness. This variety is spineless for a painless harvest.

Seed Saving: When saving seed from okra, keep mind mind that it will cross pollinate with other varieties of okra and should be separated from them. Allow the pods to fully mature, and cut them off after they turn brown; if they begin to split, cut them immediately to prevent seed loss. Twisting the pods or putting them in a bag and applying pressure should remove the seed. Spread the seed out to dry for a week, then store in a cool dry place for up to 2-3 years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Abelmoschus esculentus

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 500

Planting Method: From Transplant

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 96 Inches

Color: Green

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 6 reviews
5.0

Review By Jayalaxmi Chitravelu

Emerald okra

Very good germination rate for okra and all the seeds planted, germinated.

5.0

Review By Juel Ormsby

Emerald Okra in PA

We grew this variety last year in Western PA and we were delighted with it. the plants were sturdy, yield was more than adequate, and pods were tender and delicious, even when they had gotten bigger than ideal.

5.0

Review By joe charba

New to me.

I never heard of spineless okra that also stays tender even when large, look forward to planting next year.

5.0

Review By Judy Whisenant

Seeds

Very easy shopping. Product was available, shipped quickly, and arrived with no problems.

5.0

Review By Mike Nehring

Fast service

Ordered okra seed on Thursday 4-27-20 and got them in the mail on Saturday 4-30-20. That's fast.

5.0

Review By Cheryl

Okra Seeds-Emerald

This is the absolute best variety of Okra for frying, boiling, pickling, in soups, etc! Long and slender with no harsh ribs like the more common Clemson Spineless. For some reason it is harder to find than other varieties, so I search in earnest every year for this variety and have been planting it for years, now. Pods can grow much longer than other varieties and still be tender! 40 yrs. experience in gardening...I started in Texas and now am in Colorado...it grows well in either climate!!!