Aimers Organics

Aimers Organics Seeds - Okra - Clemson Spineless

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Organic Okra Seeds 4124. Heirloom Herb. Approx. 35 seeds/pkt (20 seeds/gram).

The light green pods are delicious steamed, stuffed or in soups and stews. Hibiscus-like cream coloured flowers from 5-7.5cm (2-3in) in diameter make a beautiful garnish, and the plants themselves are often used for their ornamental appeal. Okra is among the top heat-and-drought tolerant vegetables grown in the world. Tender perennial grown as an annual.

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Sow seed directly outdoors in a fully sunny site in late May or early June 1.25-2cm (1/2-3/4in) deep and 2.5cm (1in) apart in rows spaced 90cm (36in) apart. Seed typically sprouts in 14-21 days. Seed can be soaked overnight before planting – this can speed up the germination to as little as 7 days. Warm soil is imperative for germination. Thin seedlings to 30-45cm (12-18in). To get a jump on the season, seed can also be started 5 weeks early indoors and then planted out after all danger of frost has passed. The pods mature quickly – they are often ready for harvest in as little as 3 to 4 days after flowering. Use a sharp knife to cut the pods from the plant when they are 5-7.5cm (2-3in) long. For best quality, harvest pods regularly.

  • Planting Depth: 1.25cm - 2cm (1/2in - 3/4in)
  • Seed Spacing: 2.5cm (1in)
  • Row Spacing: 90cm (36in)
  • Thin To: 30cm - 45cm (12in - 18in)
Blooming Season Begins High Summer
Days to Emergence
14 - 21 days 
Days to Harvest 55 days
Degree of Difficulty Easy
Family Name Malvaceae
Frost Tolerance Killed by Frost
Growth Habit Sturdy
Height Medium (60 - 90cm)
Heritage Heirloom
Latin Abelmoschus esculentus
Lifecycle Tender Perennial Grown as an Annual
Light Full Sun
Organic Status Certified Status
Propagation Start Indoors For Earlier Flowing or Sow Direct in Spring
Suggested Uses Gumbo, Stir Fry