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Vegetable Planting Calendar

Okra

  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 3 to 5 feet
  • Approximate planting per person per year, process, 5 to 10 feet
  • 2 ounces of seeds for 100 feet of row
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 30 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 42 inches
  • 12 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 0.5 inch deep
  • 55 to 60 days from planting to eating stage
  • 740 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 20 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • For okra-related questions and answers, see MU Extension publication G6400, Frequently Asked Vegetable Questions.
  • Recommended varieties
    • Annie Oakley II
      Hybrid
    • Lee
      Long spineless pods on dwarf plants
    • Clemson Spineless
      Dark green

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      April 20 to May 10
    • Central Missouri
      May 1 to May 25
    • North Missouri
      May 10 to 25

 

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