This amazing variety can grow to 6-7′ tall, producing tons of okra pods that can be harvested long or short. Tender variety!
Okra – Silver Queen – Abelmoschus esculentus
Soil & Water: Okra prefers moderately rich soil. Its low water requirements make it an easy plant to grow.
Planting & Growing: Okra is heat loving. Sow seeds outside in spring after all danger of frost has passed, when the soil temperature has reached 70F. It’s a good succession plant after early, spring-maturing crops. Expect good yields on this 4′-tall, bushy plant. Makes a great trellis for pole beans or other vining plants.
Harvesting & Storage: Pick okra pods when they are 3-5″ long for tenderness. They are best tasting when eaten the same day. Some people develop a contact dermatitis while handling okra; avoid the itchiness by wearing a long-sleeved shirt and gloves.
Soil Temperature: 75-95F
Planting Depth: 1/2-3/4″
Germination: 5-15 Days
Height At Maturity: 6-7′
Days To Maturity: 80 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 12′
Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds
Product image via: Sustainable Seed Company