High-yielding tall plants with slim, tender pods that have a great flavor
~1850, from the Jacobs family of Georgetown, SC. Named for the Choppee Indians native to the area. High-yielding, 6' plants. Slim, tender pods, great flavor, almost as spineless as Clemson Spineless.Malvaceae Abelmoschus esculentus
This spineless variety of okra is the most popular. The 4 to 5 foot tall plants produce medium-green pods measuring 3 to 9" long. Clemson 80 is earlier and higher yielding than Clemson Spineless. They are a fast growing crop under good growing conditions.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 69-74 (Spring/Summer)
- Growing Habit
Okra is heat loving and can't stand any cold whatsoever (minimum air temperature 75 degrees F).
- Spring Transplant, Summer
- Growing Season
- Short, Long
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Warm, Hot
Okra is heat loving. Sow seeds outside in spring after all danger of frost has passed, when the soil temperature has reached 70 degrees F. It's a good succession plant after early, spring-maturing crops. Expect good yields on this 4-5 foot tall, bushy plant.
If the growing season is short, you might use cloches or black plastic to warm the soil.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 65°F - 95°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
The soil should be warm before you plant (60˚F minimum) or it will rot in cold soil. Plant seeds 1/2" in cool soil and 1" deep in warm soil.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Warm, Hot)
Okra is a tropical plant and needs full sun
Okra must have a steady supply of water at all times. It shouldn't be too wet, however, as the plants are prone to fungus diseases when growing in cool moist conditions.
Okra is a hungry plant and needs plenty of nutrients for best growth (it especially loves nitrogen). If your soil isn't very fertile give them a liquid feed every 2 to 3 weeks.
- High heat, Needs lots of space
- Small Gardens?
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Slim, tender pods with great flavor.