This Asian heirloom is a real stand out! Jing Orange Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) produces beautiful reddish-orange, 5- to 7-inch pods in abundance. Plants are productive early and will tolerate dry conditions. Great fried or in soups! (60 days)
Note: For best flavor and texture, pick often when pods are small, about 3-inches.
Each packet contains approximately 30-75 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Start indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost of spring. Transplant outside after the soil has warmed to 65˚ to 75˚F. Sow one inch deep and space 12-18 inches apart in rows 3-4 feet apart. Plants prefer full sun and moist soil with plenty of organic matter.
Harvest daily with a sharp knife during hot weather — pods taste best when young and grow quickly past the stage of prime eating. Wear gloves and long sleeves for protection from spines.