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OKRA Clemson Spineless

Abelmoschus esculentus

Stock: Available


Family: Malvaceae

Characteristics: Perennial shrub 2 m

Seed per packet: Approx 12


Okra, also known as Lady’s Fingers is a versatile and tasty vegetable. They can be eaten par boiled, fried, roasted or added to stews, soups and curries.

Okra plants are not only useful for their edible pods, but they also make great ornamentals that are easy to grow.

Adaptable to most garden soils but prefers a light well-drained, well fed soil in a sunny position.

Tropical: Late Winter, Spring and Summer.
Temperate: Spring and Early Summer.
Cold: Late Spring and Early Summer.

Sow: 5mm deep.
Grow in trays of a good seed raising mix or sow direct where they are to grow
Germination: 8-14 days.
Plant space: 60 cm
Row space: 100 cm
Maturity: 15-20 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

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