Clemenson Spineless Okra (Continental Seeds)
Clemson Spineless Okra (Continental Seeds Brand) is a dark-green straight variety that has pointed pods and is without spines. The most popular okra in the market and a favourite of gardeners for over 80 years, vigorous 4′ plants producing an abounding harvest of spineless dark-green, grooved pods.
Features of Clemson Spineless Okra
- Plant Dimensions: 4’–5′ tall, 24″ wide. Can grow taller in areas with long growing seasons.
- If your Okra plants grow in ideal conditions, they can produce 20 – 30+ pods per plant
- Light requirements: Full sun for best yields.
- Planting: Space 10 to 18 inches apart.
- Maturity Date: 50 to 65 days.
- Resistance: Resistant to verticillium and fusarium wilt.
Health benefit of Clemson Spineless Okra
- Okra is a nutritious food with many health benefits, it’s rich in magnesium, folate, fibre, antioxidants, and vitamin C, K1, and A. Okra benefits pregnant women’s heart health, and blood sugar control. It even has anticancer properties.
- Okra is rich in vitamins A and C, as well as antioxidants that help reduce the risk of serious health conditions like cancer, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Okra is also a good source of Magnesium Folate.
- This bulk fibre quality has several benefits, it helps digestion, cuts hunger cravings, and keeps those who eat it fuller for longer.
- By including okra in your diet along with a healthy exercise routine, you may be able to work out for longer and recover more quickly from your exercise.
- Foods that are high in fiber content are an important part of dietary treatment options for diabetes.
How to plant Clemson Spineless Okra seeds
- Avoid over watering: In fact, okra performs best when the soil can dry out some between watering. Over watering okra can cause root rot and disfigured plants. Water Okra with about 1/2-inch of water per week, depending on rain fall amounts in your local area.
- Garden Hint: Soak seed in warm water overnight to speed germination.
- Plant in soil with a near-neutral pH between 6.5 and 7.0, although it will do fine in a pH as high as 7.6. Plants benefit from a generous amount of compost or other rich organic matter, which should be thoroughly mixed into the soil before planting.
- Soil requirements: Okra needs well-drained, nutrient-rich soil. Amend soil with 3 to 5 inches of compost or other organic matter prior to planting. You can get Calcium Nitrate Fertilizer to improve your soil and get maximum Okra yield.
- Water requirements: Keep soil consistently moist as plants establish. Established plants benefit from 1 inch of water per week but withstand mild drought. Mulch soil to reduce water evaporation but wait until soil has warmed before covering.
- Harvesting: Pick pods when they’re 2 to 4 inches long. They grow fast, so harvest frequently. Use a knife or scissors to snip pod stems, leaving a bit of stem attached to each pod. Pods ripen first at the bottom of plants. Wear gloves and long sleeves until you know if you react to the spines on plants. Pods that are tough to cut are too tough to eat.
- Storage: Refrigerate okra pods with stems attached in a paper bag or wrap in a dry paper towel and tuck into a loosely closed or perforated plastic bag. Use within 2 to 3 days.
How to obtain optimal yield from your Clemson Spineless Okra
- One trick is to plant okra in extra-wide rows and with spread-out spacing to yield more pods per plant and make harvesting a snap.
- Make sure your Okra plant does not lack water and it is not overwatered.
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