Vegetable Seeds from Sow Seeds Ltd
Okra Pure Luck F1 is also known as Ladies Fingers/Gumbo or Bhindi. It is used extensively in cooking around the world although its popularity in UK stems from Indian dishes and Caribbean food.
Okra Pure Luck produces slender dark green smooth pods that are best picked young when about 6-7cm long & before they become tough.It does require consistently high temperatures (18-21°C) from sowing to growing on to perform well, and in the UK these temperatures can only really be maintained within a greenhouse.
Okra can be grown in greenhouse soil or in large pots & grows to between 80-90cm high and can be eaten raw in salads but is usually added to stews/soups or deep-fried. This variety is the best available to cope with our UK climate & is great for those who like a challenge and are willing to have a go. It is a close relation of the Hibiscus so has a very pretty flower.
Okra Pure Luck Vegetable Seed Information
|Seed Quantity:||Approx 15 seeds per pack.|
|When to Sow||
February - April.
|How to Sow:||
Sow seed on a tray/pot of moist compost and cover with 0.5mm of compost. Water carefully, cover & keep at between 18-21°C (maintain this temperature throughout the life of the plant). Germination usually takes between 7-25 days. When seedlings have 2 true leaves, transplant into 9-10cm pots. Pot on again when the roots nearly fill the pot either into a 25cm pot or into greenhouse soil 40-45cm apart.
When the plant reaches 25cm high 'pinch out' the growing tip to encourage the plant to bush out. Whilst the okra plant is getting established feed with a General Purpose fertiliser & when the first flowers/pods begin to form follow on with a high potash fertiliser (tomato feed) every 2 weeks. Harvest the pods regularly when 6-7cm long to encourage further crops to form. May require staking.
|Harvest:||July to September.|
When to Sow Okra Pure Luck Vegetable Seeds
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