GB CULTURAL INFO: H,W/ Matures 7-8/ Harvest 13/ Yield 30-120/ Spacing 12" / Area 60
DAYS TO MATURITY: 49-60
SEED CODE: O
SEEDS PER PACKET: 40
APPROX GERM DAYS: 10-14
SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION: 70F
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4"
WHEN TO PLANT: Indoors in Spring or direct sow in Summer
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Quick-growing warm-weather plant. Start in a pot one month before planting out, or sow 1/4" deep after danger of frost past in warm soil. A greedy feeder which prefers well-prepared, well-drained, and sunny soil. Always hungry for Nitrogen. Not a favorite of insects. Harvest when pods are soft and the seeds only partly grown- best when about 2-3" long. Harvest every day.
BOTANICAL NAME: Abelmoschus esculentus
DESCRIPTION: Willits is not good okra country; nights are cool here at 1400ft. Cajun Jewel didn’t seem to care. The short plants produced dozens of tender 5-6” pods, with outstanding flavor. Already a favorite in the South, we suggest trying this jewel in the North too.