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Okra Seeds - Sea Island Red

$3.95

Expected to be back in stock by early April

Abelmoschus esculentus

HEIRLOOM - We received our seeds from Chris Smith who received them from Sarah Ross, UGA’s Center for Research & Education at Wormsloe who in turn had received seeds from Sapelo Island seed saving matriarch Cornelia Bailey (now deceased). The seeds were labeled as Ethiopian Red Okra, believed to be a traditional variety of the Gullah Geechee. Velvety, soft, red pods are slightly ridged and 6-8” long. Plants also have beautiful dark red stems and are moderately branching. Delicious flavor and very ornamental.
Very Rare!

SMALL FARM GROWN by Browntown Farms, Freeman, VA

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Planting Information

 

Average Seed / ozSeed / 100' RowAverage Yield / 100' RowDays to Harvest
4001 oz30 lbs60
Planting SeasonIdeal Soil TempSunFrost Tolerance
After Last Frost70-90°FFull SunFrost Sensitive
Sowing MethodSeed DepthDirect Seed SpacingSeeds Per Packet
Direct Seed1/2"3-4"55
Mature SpacingDays to SproutProduction CycleSeed Viability
12"7-15Annual1-2 years