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Emerald Okra Seeds

Abelmoschus esculentus

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  • 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 seed 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 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 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

Height: 96 Inches

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 1 reviews
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!!!

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1 Lb Mylar (454g) $5.40 -+
5 Lb Mylar (2.72kg) $24.30 -+
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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.
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.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Okra loves heat, so gardeners with short growing seasons may need to start their seed 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 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 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

Height: 96 Inches

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 1 reviews
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!!!

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