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.
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.