Silver Queen Okra (Heirloom, 80 Days)
Heirloom. The Silver Queen Okra can grow to a height of 6’. Well-branched plants carry unique white/green pods. Very productive if picked young. Dried pods also make a great ornamental, especially in an arrangement with red burgundy okra.
Germination: 7-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 75-85ºF.
Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2" deep
Starting Indoors: Start 4-5 weeks before planting outside. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot, thinning to one per cell/pot. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots reduces root damage when transplanting. Provide 75-85ºF soil temperatures. Transplant out after the last frost, 12-18” apart.
Sowing Outdoors: After the last frost when the soil temperature is over 70ºF. Sow 3-6” apart, thin to 12-18”.
How much does a packet plant: 20-25 foot single row
Harvest: Clip pods off at 2-4” to keep the plant flowering for more production.
Tips: Plant Silver Queen Okra in fertile soil, and amend with compost before planting if needed. Provide adequate, even moisture for the best growth. Mulching helps retain moisture.