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Candlefire Okra (F1 Hybrid, 60 Days)

2 reviews

Abundantly productive AAS winner is strikingly ornamental. The vibrant red pods look a bit like a flame on the bush making it easier to keep picked. Unlike most okra pods which are ribbed, these pods are smooth and round. Plants can grow to 3’. Thrives in hot, humid conditions. Suitable for a raised bed as well.

30 seeds


Abelmoschus esculentus

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 last frost, 12-18” apart. 

Sowing Outdoors: After last frost when 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 in fertile soil, amend with compost before planting if needed. Provide adequate, even moisture for the best growth. Mulching helps retain moisture.



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Vance H.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Candlefire Okra

This is our favorite okra! It’s just beginning to produce, from eight plants only 18” high, but soon they’ll produce far more than we can eat. I harvest them before they grow too large and get tough and stringy. I chop off the top and a little of the end, then lightly oil with olive oil, lightly salt with sea salt, place in a grill basket, and then bake them on an upper shelf in the grill while planking fish or grilling chicken. It’s almost like candy!

john a.
United States United States
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very productive okra

These okra plants remain fairly short compared to others okra varieties, yet are very productive and the smooth round pods are an attractive dusty rose color. I love these okra. I have 40 plants and they are producing well in our Austin, TX climate.

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