Green Fingers Okra is a unique hybrid variety that produces small, flavorful 3-4″ green pods and is ideal for gardens of all sizes. The plants are early producers and the compact plants will start producing at only 15″ tall and will continue to produce until frost. Okra, in general, is extremely heat tolerant and is able to withstand poor soil conditions and drought. Green Fingers Okra acts as self pollinator. It is ideal for container growing and for balcony/porch growing! Abelmoschus esculentus. 50 Days to Maturity.
Okra may be direct-seeded or transplanted. In early spring, we recommend transplanting to get a jump start on the growing season. Okra prefers warmer temperatures for seed to germinate. By transplanting, you can have plants in the ground before the soil temperature warms enough to direct seed. We recommend starting transplants 4-5 weeks before the desired outdoor planting date. Okra transplants grow great in our heavy-duty seed starting trays, where they develop a solid root ball with roots that are trained to grow downward. Plants are ready to go in the ground when they can be easily pulled from the cells in the seed starting tray.
For late spring and summer plantings, direct seeding is preferred. Okra can be easily planted with a walk-behind planter like our Hoss Garden Seeder. We suggest succession planting okra throughout the warmer months. Once plants get tall, they may become less productive and harvesting will become more difficult. As a result, we recommend planting a crop of okra in spring, summer and again in fall.
Green Fingers Okra Planting Information
Planting Method: direct seed or transplant
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 3/4″
Seed Spacing: 12-18″
Row Spacing: 3′
Days to Maturity: 50
Disease Resistance: None