Okra Growing Info

 
Learning Download: How to Grow Okra
 
When to Plant:
Direct sow when soil temperatures are above 65°F. Transplants can be started 3-4 weeks before this date.
 
Fertilizing:
Add 3-5 lbs of 5-10-10 fertilizer to every 100 square feet. Apply 1-2 weeks before planting.
 
Location: Planting Depth: Soil Type:
Full Sun 1/2-1″ Well drained, fertile, 6.5-7.0 pH
 
 
  Seed Spacing Row Spacing Seeds per 100′ Yield per 100′ Seeds per Acre
Okra
12-18″ 24-36″ 100 175 lbs. 22,000

 

Okra Seed Count 
1 Ounce: 500 Seeds
1/8 Pound: 1,000 Seeds
1/4 Pound: 2,000 Seeds
1/2 Pound: 4,000 Seeds
1 Pound: 8,000 Seeds
 
 
* These are average okra seed counts.  Varieties can vary.
 
Space Conversion:

1 Acre = 43,560 square feet, or 435’x100′
 
Weight Conversion:
1 Pound = 16 Ounces
1 Ounce = 28.4 Grams