The most popular okra on the market, our Clemson Spineless okra seeds produce vigorous 4′ plants that yield an abounding harvest of spineless dark-green, grooved pods.
- Okra adds body and flavour to soups, stews, and relishes, and can be grilled, braised, steamed, and sautéed.
- The vigorous 5-foot plants produce uniform, straight pods that are spineless, making harvest easier! It can be served fried, cooked, or pickled.
- This variety is very prolific and high yielding, maturing in about 55 days.
- Soak seed in warm water overnight to speed germination. Pick pods when young at 2½–3″ long.
Clemson Spineless: Features
- Days to maturity: 56 days
- Fruit size: 2-3 inches
- Sun: Full sun
- Spread: 36-48 inches
- Height: 36-48 inches
- Sow method: Direct sow/indoor sow
- Life cycle: Annual
How to sow Clemson Spineless
- Sow okra seeds in full sun and average, well-worked soil after danger of frost.
- Grow okra in a different place every year to avoid problems with pests and diseases.
- Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 8 inches. Level with a rake to remove clumps of grass and stones.
- Plant 3-4 seeds every 12 inches in rows 36 inches apart.
- Cover with 1 inch of fine soil.
- Seedlings should emerge in 14-21 days.
- Thin to strongest seedling per group when plants are 1-2 inches high.
Harvest and preserving tips
- Pick young okra pods that are 2-3 inches long and harvest them every other day to encourage continuous production. Cut the pods from the stem just above the cap.
- Store pods for several days in the refrigerator in a plastic bag.
- Okra pods are delicious steamed, in soups and fried.
- Okra may also be stored blanched and frozen.