Okra clemson spineless

Okra Clemson Spineless, Abelmoschus esculentus

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Approx: 30 seeds.

Clemson spineless green okra is an heirloom variety of okra that produces green ribbed pod-like vegetables. It is a perennial plant that grows in temperate and tropical climates, though it is typically grown for mass production as an annual, removing the plant at the end of a growing season to have a fresh plant for the next year. The plant can grow up to 2 meters in height and is related to cotton, cocoa, and hibiscus. The leaves of the Clemson spineless okra are long and broad, usually being 10-20 cm in length. The plant does flower, yellow or white and looks similar to a hibiscus flower with a dark center, before the fruit appears.

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It is believed that Clemson spineless okra, an heirloom variety of okra, originated in West Africa, Ethiopia, or South Asia. The Egyptians and other African countries recorded the use of okra during the 12th and 13th centuries for culinary purposes, and it is suggested that from that time forward, okra began to make its way across the Red Sea and the Arabian Peninsula into South Asia and India where it is commonly used today. Okra then began to spread north through the Mediterranean region of Europe, and during the 16th century, made its way to Brazil and other parts of Central, North, and South America as explorers arrived to the New World.

Pod size: 3 inches
Matures: 50 to 64 days
Plant spacing: 10 inches apart

A vitamin and mineral rich vegetable, okra likes a soil medium to grow in that is loamy with some organic material for it to gain nutrients from. Okra requires full sun in order to produce, and requires no additional fertilization during its growing season.

Keep near: Lettuce, Peppers, Eggplant, Basil, Cucumbers, Melons.

Clemson spineless okra is high in fiber, vitamin C, and folate, and is known for containing high levels of antioxidants that help to reduce cancer causing free radicals in the body. It is also known to have high levels of calcium and potassium.
It also contains magnesium, iron, Thiamine, and Niacin, and is a low calorie vegetable. Okra can also be pressed to create oil, which is high in unsaturated fats such as oleic acid and linoleic acid.

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