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50 days. Traditionally okra has been a crop that’s most productive in hot, southern gardens. We’re happy to offer this variety that will thrive in even shorter season climates. Jambalaya okra embodies the spirited flavor of Creole cooking with its succulent, 5-ridged, meaty pods on gorgeous, compact plants.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
This is a winner

Jambalaya is earlier and more prolific than what I have experienced with the old standard, clemson spineless. This is now my preferred seed.

Excellent producer, okra from June through November in Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky. We planted seeds directly in three 6-foot rows. Culled the seedlings to ~6 inches apart. Good production, well into the fall, plenty of okra for two of us to eat every 2-3 days from June onward. We greatly appreciated that the pods often grow rather large yet stay tender. The plants have grown to about 3 feet tall, each producing a pod every 3-4 days.
The long growing season is probably due to their being bred for cooler weather, yet they performed very well through the 90+ degree summer.

None survived in western Oregon

I've been growing okra in my western Oregon garden for a few years now, got my first seed from the hardware store and wish I'd kept the package. I ran out, so bought this seed for my 2020 garden. I start all my plants in a cold house, where there is no heating system but I use heat mats, grow lights, and the sun to get things started. These plants started off okay, but after they had their first real leaves, three of them damped off. Two more did the same thing even though I was being super careful about watering (I use Miracle-Gro starting mix to start seeds). Of the ten starts, I wound up with five to set out in early June when the soil was warm enough. I planted three and nurtured the other two inside the cold house. They eventually died, and the ones outside put on flowers and then very tiny okra before they succumbed to who knows what. It was a 100% fail that hasn't happened in 40+ years of gardening.

Soil Temp for Germ 70–90°F
Seed Depth ½"
Days to Emergence 7–15
Soil Temp for Transp 65°F
Plant Spacing 12–18"
Row Spacing 36"
Fertilizer Needs Medium
Minimum Germination 65%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 14–17
Seed Life 2 years

Abelmoschus esculentus No longer just for southern climates, our short-season okra varieties reward even cooler region gardeners with their unique fruit for gumbo, pickles, an alternative to peppers for rellenos, and ethnic Mediterranean and Indian dishes. Pretty enough to earn a place in your ornamental plantings, okra's stunning blooms reveal its relationship to hibiscus.

Days to maturity are calculated from transplant date.

• Okra is a heat-loving crop that needs stable temperatures above 65°F for best results
• Raised beds covered with plastic mulch help improve yields
• Cover plants with row cover to increase warmth and protect from pests until plants begin to bloom
• Apply 2 cups of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost

Direct Sowing
• Soaking the seed in warm (110°F) water for 2 hours may help to soften the hard seed coat and hasten germination
• Space seed 4-6 inches apart, thin plants when they have two sets of true leaves

• Start indoors 3-5 weeks before anticipated transplant date in 3 or 4" pots
• See seed soaking directions above
• Incorporate 1/4 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer around each plant
• Transplant carefully to avoid transplant shock

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Cucumber beetles
• Insect control: Pyrethrin and row covers
• Common diseases: Verticillium & Fusarium wilt, and various fungal diseases
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Pods should be picked when about 3 inches long, usually about 4-6 days after flowering
• Harvest regularly to keep plants producing
• Store at 45-50°F and 90-95% relative humidity

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