Tough, great germination but too large of plants
First year (2015) got 100 percent germination but the neighbor's cat got into our beds and decimated all the plants. I did not sow these again until a few years later (2018). Yet, even after three years I still got 100 percent germination, nice! I sowed these one plant per square foot, taking half of a 4' x 4' raised bed. The other half I sowed Clemson Okra. I reasoned, the Clemson will still get plenty Sun since the Green Pods would be shorter. The Clemson had 80 percent germination from 2018 fresh seeds. The Dwarf Green Pods sprouted sooner and grew faster than Clemson Okra. Both Okra variety took their sweet time to produce. The Clemson was the first to produce a couple of pods. After that both began to produce. This was my first year ever to get fruits. In the end the Clemson out produced the Dwarf Green Pods roughly by four to one. Now that would be fine by me if the Green Pods were actually Dwarf but they were not Dwarf by a long shot. Both plants were the exact same size, around 4.5 to five feet tall. As a matter of fact I could not distinguish between them, they pretty much looked the same to me. The only real difference was production and that the Green Pods received a bit more Sun. I'm still getting pods (Sept.) on both and have a few on the plant targeted for saving seeds. Will try once more if the Clemson out performs it again then that will be the last time I grow these. There is no point in growing them if they grow the same size as the Clemson and produce less. My beds are eighteen inches high but fill to about eleven inches, this was done on purpose since I knew I would grow Okra in them this year. Dwarf plants would have helped me with the harvest. If they keep growing I might have to cut them down. Our frost won't be till Nov. 23. However, I suspect the cooler night might get to them well before that. We'll see I'm still learning. To summarize, unless Victory sent me the wrong seeds these did not grow as Dwarf, produced less than Clemson, grew faster than Clemson, took way longer than 52 days to produce.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Edward Comas from Yucaipa, CA.
Victory Notes: This variety of okra is dwarf, and under optimal conditions (full day of sun, proper spacing, etc.), are compact and branching. When okra is crowded, it will basically grow up with minimal branching. Four to five feet sounds reasonable considering the plant spacing. If we were talking about other old, standard varieties of okra, you could have seen plants hit ten to twelve feet. :) As far as days to maturity, these are always going to vary from location to location, and even year to year, so any time you see them, they are just to be used for rough planning purposes. This goes for the days listed by any seed source. We base ours on averages from observation.