Spineless, early to mature and productive plants that are so pretty you'll want to use them as ornamentals, too. Okra gumbo recipe inside packet.
Originally developed at Clemson University and improved in 1980 for an earlier, more productive harvest. These heat-loving plants produce dark green, grooved, straight pods with a full-bodied flavor that okra lovers find utterly delectable. Related to hollyhocks, the plants' beautiful flowers make them a pretty addition to the flower garden. Attracts pollinators.
Variety InfoOkra pods can grow up to 9" long, but are best harvested at about 3"–4" for culinary use, before they become tough. The pods of 'Clemson Spineless 80' are dark green, straight, and slightly grooved.
Recommended for cold climates only: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 70°F, ideally 80°–90°F. Use biodegradable pots to reduce root disturbance.
1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.