Okra Seeds - Clemson Spineless
- 75 Seeds
- Maturity: 60-65 Days from Planting/Transplanting
- Plant Structure: Tall, Upright, reaching heights of 4-6 feet
- Introduced: 1930s by Clemson University
- Notable Feature: Spineless for easier harvesting
- Uses: Frying, stewing, gumbo, and more
- Growth Pattern: Thrives in full sun with well-drained soil
- Watering Needs: Regular for consistent pod development
History: Clemson Spineless Okra traces its origins back to the 1930s when it was introduced by Clemson University. A true game-changer in the world of okra varieties, its spineless nature eliminated the prickly challenges of harvesting, endearing it to farmers and gardeners alike. It wasn't just its spineless quality that stood out but also its excellent yield and quality. The recognition of this variety was immediate, and it went on to win accolades, solidifying its place in the annals of okra history.
Uses: Clemson Spineless Okra has carved a niche for itself in Southern U.S. kitchens. Being spineless, its young pods are incredibly tender and are a culinary delight when fried to a golden crisp or stewed to perfection. Its rich, distinct flavor makes it an excellent choice for gumbo, a traditional dish loved by many. This okra variety brings the combined benefits of taste and texture, enhancing every dish it graces.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: For a bountiful Clemson Spineless Okra yield, begin by choosing a sun-kissed patch of your garden. Plant the seeds about 1/2 inch deep, ensuring you leave a space of 12-18 inches between each. Rows should ideally be spaced 24-36 inches apart. This okra loves the warmth, and a well-drained soil bed will ensure its roots remain healthy. As it begins to grow, ensure you water it regularly. Proper hydration ensures the development of juicy, flavorful pods, ready to be harvested and enjoyed in your favorite dishes.