Search this Site

Growing Okra Guide 
A Quick Overview



Page Contents

Growing okra quick reference guide



Growing Okra Guide

The growing okra quick reference guide below is designed as a quick overview of growing okra. For more details on the different stages from seed to harvest go to the related pages link.

.





Quick Reference Guide






Veggie Garden Dairy
Vegetable Okra
Also Known As Lady’s fingers
Botanical Family - Malvaceae, Genus - Abelmoschus, Species - A. esculentus
Plant Type Warm season - annual - podding vegetable
Frost Tolerance Tender
Planting Position Grow in full sun - Requires at least 8-10 hours of direct sunlight daily - drought tolerant
Seed Viability 2 years
Germination 8-12 days at 60-90 F (16-32 C)
Growing Temp 70-95 F (21-35 C)
Seed to Transplant Direct sow
Planting Method Direct sow or Seedling transplant
When to Plant Spring
Time to Plant Wait until at least 1-2 weeks after the last average 32 F (0 C) freeze in your area but not before soil temperature are consistently 60 F (16 C) or above.
Seed Sowing Direct sowing okra seeds - 4-6 inches (10-15 cm) apart in rows 18-24 inches (45-60 cm) apart
Plant Spacing Transplant or thin seedlings to 10-12 inches (25-30 cm) apart in rows 18-24 inches (45-60 cm) apart
Soil Conditions Well drained - Moderate to high organic matter - Medium fertility
Fertilizer Medium fertilizer needs, 3-4 quarts per 100 sq feet (3.3-4.4 liters per 9.3 square meters) preplanting of All-Purpose 5-5-5 Organic Fertilizer icon, same rate for each side dressing.
When to Fertilize 2 week before sowing - side-dress after the 1st pods have set - repeat every 6-8 weeks until the 4 weeks before expected 1st fall frost
Days to Harvest 50-80 days - depending on conditions and variety
Comments





Related Pages











Home Page - Site Map - Top of Growing Okra Guide - Growing Okra - Alphabetical List of Vegetables