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A Cajun country favorite! Roberie Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) has been grown in St Landry Parish, Louisiana for more than 100 years. Productive plants yield plump, pale green pods that remain tender, even when large. Try it fried or in gumbo — it’s good! (60 days)
Each packet contains approximately 25 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.