Okra - Clemson Spineless 80 - Abelmoschus esculentus
Tender Annual This spineless variety of okra is the most popular. The 4'-5' tall plants produce medium-green pods measuring 3"-9" long. Clemson 80 is earlier and higher yielding than Clemson Spineless. Okra is used as the thickening agent in Cajun gumbo, but it also can be boiled, broiled, fried, roasted, steamed, canned, or pickled. Use dried pods in flower arrangements! The plant has attractive, edible flowers.
Did You Know? Roasted, ground okra seeds were used as a coffee substitute during the Civil War.
Soil Temperature: 75-95°F
Planting Depth: 3/4"-1"
Germination: 5-15 Days
Height At Maturity: 4'-5'
Days To Maturity: 50-64 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 12"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds