Okra is a heat-loving, nutritious packed annual in the hibiscus family that produces gorgeous hibiscus-like flowers, and can grow 3-6 ft. tall. The blooms are big, bold, and beautiful and are sure to attract beneficial insects to your zone.
This lovely burgundy variety is a colorful show-stopper and will produce high yields. It's much more compact and smaller in size in comparison to its sister Clemson spineless variety. This makes it a perfect fit for smaller spaces or container gardens. Another great veggie option for the ornamental gardener who loves to add pops of color into their gardens.
Days to Maturity: 55-60 days
Plant size: 4 ft. tall
Plant spacing: 18-24” apart
Sun, soil, and water requirement: Give your new okra plant, lots of fun under the sun! Improve native soil by adding in lots of compost and other rich organic matter. Okra can tolerate high heat and is mildly drought tolerant but try to ensure it gets 1 inch of water each week, including rainfall.
Harvesting: Harvest okra pods when they are 2-4 inches long.
Culinary: Okra is best known for its use in gumbo or as a fried vegetable. In Asia, okra is often pickled or used in stir-fries. It can also be boiled or prepared fresh. Don’t worry, losing its red color during cooking is normal.
Nutrients: Okra is low in saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol. It also provides a source of protein, potassium, zinc, copper, fiber, and a ton of vitamins. A great superfood to add to your eating habits.
Transplanting: Okra has fragile taproots, so be careful not to disturb the roots when transplanting. Best to water your new plants thoroughly before transplanting them into your garden.
Companion planting: Plant your new okra plants near your melons, cucumber, sweet peppers, eggplant, and basil. Its size will also provide your lettuce with some protection from the heat of the sun.
** Pots and plants may vary from the picture depending on the size and maturity ordered. All plants have been carefully hardened off and are ready to be transplanted into their permanent garden home or pot once delivered.
** Growing details provided are general. Conditions will change depending on your location, elevation, climate, rainfall, and accessible sunlight.
** Nutritional information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.