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Okra 'Southern Belle' Seeds (Certified Organic)

Seeds are originally from Joshua E. from Somerset, KY, first collected in 2013.

Availability: In stock

$3.25
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Details

Okra, known in many English-speaking countries as lady's fingers or gumbo, is a flowering plant in the mallow family. It is valued for its edible green seed pods. The geographical origin of okra is disputed, with supporters of South Asian, Ethiopian and West African origins. The plant is cultivated in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions around the world. These okra seeds are from the Evans family in Kentucky, and they have been saving seeds from these since 2013. The height may vary based on conditions, but this okra is hardy and prolific. We love carrying on family heirlooms!

Michigan Seeds and Plants grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Abelmoschus esculentus
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 7 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 12 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1 in.
When to Sow Indoors 1-2 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Plant Spacing 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction
Bloom Color Pale Yellow
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Spring, Mid-Summer
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 50-60
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 25