Okra seeds, "Silver Queen" , -(Abelmoschus esculentus) Heirloom !
Silver Queen Okra Seeds - Organic, Heirloom !
Pick these pods late -- they'll still be tender-sweet!This hard-to-find heirloom is renowned for flavor and tender texture. (Abelmoschus esculentus) One of the most interesting varieties in SSE’s okra collection. Ivory-green pods grow to 7" long on vigorous 6' tall plants. Tender when young, delicious flavor. Great producer at Heritage Farm. 80 days. 80 days from direct-sowing. We am delighted to be able to offer this very hard-to-find, choice heirloom Okra to Park gardeners! From the elegant lime-tinted ivory pods to the succulent flavor, this is an Okra so much better than our modern varieties that it's in a gourmet class by itself!
Each pod can reach up to 7 inches long, though it is best to pick them young, when they are somewhat smaller and very tender. The "iceberg" color adds a stylish look to the plate, too!
Silver Queen's flavor is legendary, but its plant vigor and productivity make it more like a modern hybrid than an heirloom! You'll get HUGE yields of fruit on this robust, well-branched upright plant, which reaches 6 feet high and 2 to 3 feet wide in the sunny garden. Easy to grow and ready to bear heavily, this is a fine selection for the busy gardener!
Okra is a warm-weather plant, soaking up full sunshine and thriving in any ordinary, well-drained garden soil. Start seeds indoors (4 to 6 weeks before the soil warms) everywhere but the hottest climates, soaking the seeds for 24 hours before planting them. Transplant when night temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees F, spacing the plants 10 to 12 inches apart. Fertilize the soil before planting and again when the plants begin to flower. If you want to pick the fruit for eating, they are ready to harvest when just 3 inches long, or may be left to mature to their full size.