Urban Bounty Seed Packets in a blue dish next to khaki green Okra Jing Orange Seeds

Okra (Jing Orange) Seeds

VEGE-OKRA-1-1

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Urban Bounty's Okra (Jing Orange) seed packets contain approximately 30 seeds per pack - plenty for a small garden.  (Why buy more than you need?)

What is Jing Orange Okra (Lady Fingers)?

The Jing Orange is an heirloom Asian variety of Okra that has breathtaking, exotic orange pods and yellow flowers.  It is one of the tastiest Okra varieties on the market and is sure to brighten up any tropical or Asian-style garden!

Okra (also known as 'Lady Fingers') is a fruit that is usually eaten as a vegetable.  The edible part of the plant is the fuzzy tubular seed pod, which is filled with tiny white seeds. It doesn't like its roots to be disturbed, so it is best direct sown by seed.

Culinary Uses for Jing Orange Okra 

Okra tastes a little like eggplant - the pods are the edible part.  It contains a natural substance that acts as a natural thickener when heated, which makes it ideal for stews like Caribbean and Indian Gumbos.  It can also be crumbed and deep-fried, or pickled.  (Cooked Okra pods will fade from orange to green).

Rinse and pat Okra dry before cutting or slicing it.

Growing Conditions - Jing Orange Okra 

 

Plant about 5 - 6 Okra plants per person if you want more than just a taste of this vegetable.  You can grow this plant in a pot, but it needs to be at least 50 cm deep to accommodate the long taproot.  Beans, lettuce, kumara, capsicum are good companion plants for Okra.

Easy going Okra loves sheltered warm conditions - wait until the evenings have warmed up before planting. It thrives in the full sun, and fertile, well drained soil enriched with compost. Your harvest will be even more abundant if you feed your plants throughout the growing season. While this variety of Okra is very drought tolerant, for best results you should give it about 2 - 3 cm of water per week.  This plant isn't frost hardy. 

Okra pods are ready to harvest when they are 3 - 8 cm long.  While your plants will take a while to start growing, their growth rate accelerates in the heat - a pod gan grow from nothing to full size in 2 - 3 days.  Check them every day, snipping off ripe pods with clippers.  If you harvest them regularly, this will encourage more pods to grow.  Some people develop an itch when they come into contact with the fuzzy leaves, so we recommend that you wear gloves when harvesting.  

hot and humid climates

Growing Instructions - Jing Orange Okra Seeds

  • Direct sow: Late spring - early summer 
  • Spacing: 60 cm apart
  • Sowing depth: 1.2 cm
  • Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged while seeds are germinating 
  • Germination: 6 - 8 days after sowing
  • Harvest: 60 days after sowing

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  

 

Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.

 

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