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Okra Seeds - Silver Queen HEIRLOOM

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  • 7 Inches Pods; Open Pollinated Seed
  • 80 Days to Harvest
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

Grow Heirloom Okra - Plant Silver Queen Okra Seeds

Delicate Creamy-colored okra grow on plants reaching up to 6' tall. Silver Queen Okra pods are best harvested when they are young, no bigger than 7" long. Like many other okra varieties, Silver Queen does not tolerate cold weather well, and is best suited for long, hot summer days.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Silver Queen Okra
    Botanical Name:Abelmoschus esculentus "Silver Queen"
    Type:Heirloom
    Size at Maturity:7" Ivory-Green Pods
    Days to Maturity:55-65 Days
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Time:Warm Season
    Sowing Method:Direct or Indoor Sow
    Planting Depth:1/4"
    Plant Spacing:12"
    Seeds per Pound:NA
    Hardiness Zones:All
    Ships:Year-round
    Average Seeds Per Packet:~80-90
  • Planting Instructions

    When to plant:

    • If you are starting your okra seeds indoors, plant them in peat pots 4 weeks before the average last Spring frost date in your area.
    • If you’re starting your okra seeds outdoors, plant them 3-4 weeks before the last Spring frost but make sure to cover them with a cold frame to protect them against the cold.
    • If you want to wait until it has warmed to plant your okra seeds, wait until the soil has reached around 65 or 70 degrees F.

    How to plant:

    • Soak your seeds overnight in warm/room temperature water and it will help your seeds germinate.
    • Plant your seeds in full sun around 12 inches apart and ¼ inch deep.
    • When the plants get to be larger, you can weed the plants so they are between 3 and 4 feet apart.

    When to harvest:

    • Your okra will be ready to start harvesting after about 2 months.
    • After that, you can keep picking the okra every two days with a knife cut to the stem above the okra cap.

    *If you want to create faster production, remove the lower leaves of the plants after the first harvest.

    *We recommend wearing gloves and/or skin protection while touching or handling the okra plants to prevent irritation from the tiny spines on its surface.

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