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Cow Horn Okra (Heirloom, 90 Days)

Heirloom 1860’s. A truly giant plant, for an okra or anything else, it can grow to a height of 8’. Pods can grow to 15” although for eating they are best picked at about 5”. Decent flavor and texture. 

30 seeds

 

PLANTING

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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