Port St John, FL
What are the pros? High yields, low maintenance
What are the cons? Didn't cook itself :)
Clemson Spineless Okra is an excellent okra variety. It's the first I've attempted to grow, as I'm from the north and tried it in my first growing season after moving to Florida (Zone 9b). Definitely pick the okra between 3 and 5 inches. It gets tough too tough to eat after 6 inches. I grew six plants and had enough harvest to prepare once a week for two people. This variety freezes very well. This season, I plan to double my plant number and freeze a bunch. Proper fertilization can really increase your plant size and yield and this is actually a great container plant, too. Collect seeds by leaving on the plant until the pod turns brown and starts cracking at the seems. You'll get plenty of seeds when you order them from Baker Creek and I had a 100% germination rate. I'm sending some seeds to some friends in the north, so I'll add a review with their success.
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