Clemson Spineless Okra
An All America Selections winner in 1939, that was introduced by Clemson University. Still the most popular open-pollinated variety on the market. Vigorous plants grow 3-5' tall. Exceptionally uniform, deep green ribbed and spineless pods are best harvested when 3" long. Excellent quality.
- 50-64 days
- ±500 seeds/oz
- Plants grow to 3-5 feet tall
- Pods are spineless
- Best harvested when pods are 3 inches long
This variety works for:
Okra has a reputation for its slimy texture, but when it is cooked properly it is a delicious addition to your summer meals.
Chop your okra into half inch long pieces, dip in Buttermilk, coat in a flour and cornmeal mixture, fry and drain it for a crispy treat. You can also try a lentil and okra curry or create a gumbo dish with chicken or shrimp.
Don't miss out on spicy pickled okra with hot peppers and garlic, either!
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when the soil has warmed. Tolerant of heat and drought, but not of cold. Keep well picked for higher yields.
- Direct Seed: 2" Apart
- Seed Depth: 1/2"
- Thin: 6-8" Apart
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
Best Okra I've Grown
by Miklyn Poe
This has been my favorite okra variety so far. It's been very productive. I'll definitely plant this okra again next year.
Wonderful okra, stays tender to a surprising size, although I do try to pick it right about 4 or 5 inches long. Multiple side shoots produce okra in addition to the main stalk. Give it plenty of space so you can search through the side shoots to harvest!
Big okra hit!
My biggest garden success so far! Very productive and sturdy; my 2021 plants made it through Ida in New Orleans. 2022 summer crop was from seeds harvested in 2021 and just as productive. Pods are super tender from 3 to up to 6 inches long.