Okra - Spineless (Abelmoschus esculentus) Ladies Fingers Non GMO & Organic Okro Heirloom Vegetable
Height 3-6 ft
What is Okra you ask?
Okra or Okro, also known as Ladies' Fingers or Ochro, is a flowering plant in the mallow family that has edible green tube like fruits that have a fresh grass like flavour, and are great fried or added to gumbo! Okra also acts like a natural thickener and can be added to stews and soups.
Okra is rich in Vitamins A and C and a good source of magnesium. Helps reduce the risk of serious health conditions like cancer, diabetes, stroke and heart disease. Okra water is a drink made by soaking okra pods in water for up to 24 hours; enthusiasts claim that it boosts weight loss and improves blood sugar management. Its proponents claim that it boosts weight loss and improves blood sugar management.
- Okra plants are tall, so space out the rows 3 to 4 feet apart.
- Use light, loamy, well-drained soil with ample organic matter dug in, and choose a sunny, warm spot.
- Germinate in 2-12 days
- allow space for other sun loving plants as it is 3 - 6 ft tall and may block sun
- To germinate okra seeds, start by soaking the seeds in water for 12-24 hours to soften the seed coat. Plant the soaked seeds in a seedling tray or pots filled with a well-draining seed-starting mix. Plant the seeds about 1 inch deep and keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Place the tray or pots in a warm location with plenty of sunlight. Once the seedlings emerge, provide adequate light, and transplant them to larger containers or the garden after a few weeks when they have developed true leaves.
- Seed Count: 3gr