Okra (Jing Orange) Seeds
VEGE-OKRA-1-1Regular price $2.20
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.
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