Botanical Name: Abelmoschus esculentus
Better known as 'Lady's Fingers', the long ornamental seed pods may be par-boiled and fried, or added to stews, soups or curries. Relatively mild, they add a very distinctive flavour to all these dishes. This variety is vigorous and produces heavy crops.
Mr. Fothergill's Packet Seeds Okra Clemson's Spineless (Lady's Fingers)
Sow 6mm (quarter-inch) deep in seed tray or punnet, in seed raising mix or compost. Keep moist. Thin out and transplant into final position when about 10cm (4in) tall. Space plants 50-60cm (20-24in) apart. Prepare the soil well by adding organic material and a complete fertiliser.