Okra seeds, "Silver Queen" , -(Abelmoschus esculentus) Heirloom !
Silver Queen Okra Seeds - Organic, Heirloom !
Pick these pods late -- they'll still be tender-sweet!
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.