Dwarf Green Long Pod Okra
Dwarf Green Long Pod Okra

Dwarf Green Long Pod Okra

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Dwarf Green Long Pod

52 days — The pods are fleshy, ribbed and dark green developing to seven to eight inches long and one inch wide.

Plants grow twenty four to thirty inches high. Pods can be used boiled, fried, used in soups or frozen for later use. Does well in shorter season, northern gardens as well. Each packet contains two grams, which is about 30 seeds.
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.

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.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Yucaipa, CA. on 9/21/2018
3/5
Fast sprouting
I have had 100 percent germination rate, all grow fast and strong.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from US, KS. on 9/19/2017
5/5
One tough plant
In our defense, a lot happened last year and most of it at the wrong time. Some things got lost in the shuffle, like a few six packs of 'Dwarf Green Long Pod' okra with little baby plants in them.

Every time I'd see them, I'd think, "Boy, I really need to get those in," but it just kept not happening. I eventually tossed the whole thing in a bucket headed for the compost and left them, until . . . I saw the dang things blooming in their six pack. I mean, really?

I couldn't stand it, so I shoved them into the nearest pots and planters. And they gave me fruit, not a lot, mind you, but enough to convince me they deserve a chance actually IN the garden. I am also going to try them properly in some pots, because this plant could mean okra for people who container garden. I think there's a good chance they might grow in concrete. I am buying more and will do right by them this year!
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Reviewed by:  from Northern Ohio. on 1/12/2016
5/5
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