Already a favorite in the South,
we suggest trying this jewel in the North too.
We don't live in good okra country; nights are cool here in the Coast Range. Cajun Jewel didn't seem to care, pumping out lots of tasty pods.
The short plants produced dozens of tender 5"-6" pods, with outstanding flavor.
BOTANICAL NAME: Abelmoschus esculentus.
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 osil. 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.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: H, W/Matures 7-8/Harvest 13/Yield 30-120/Spacing 12"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Tolerates hot weather and easy to grow