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Heavy Hitter Okra

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  • Heavy Hitter is a branching okra variety that is extremely prolific and fast growing. It produces long, slender pods.



    Days to Maturity: 55 Days

    Seeds per pack: 15

    • Choose a planting location: Okra needs full sun (at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day) and well-draining soil. If possible, choose a spot with a southern or western exposure to maximize sun exposure.

    • Plant seeds or seedlings: Okra can be started from seed or transplanted as seedlings. If starting from seed, plant them directly in the ground after the last expected frost date in your area. If transplanting seedlings, wait until they are 3-4 weeks old and the weather is warm and settled.

    • Space plants correctly: Okra plants should be spaced 18-24 inches apart in rows that are 3-4 feet apart. This will give the plants enough room to grow and produce a good crop.

    • Water regularly: Okra needs consistent moisture to grow well, but don't overwater them. Water deeply once a week (more often in extreme heat or dry conditions) and avoid getting water on the leaves, as this can lead to disease.

    • Fertilize regularly: Okra is a heavy feeder and benefits from regular fertilization. Use a balanced fertilizer (10-10-10) or one high in phosphorus (5-10-5) every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.

    • Provide support (optional): Some okra varieties, such as "Heavy Hitter," may benefit from staking or support to keep the plants upright.

    • Harvest regularly: Okra should be harvested when the pods are 3-4 inches long and still tender. Check the plants every few days and pick the pods before they become tough and fibrous.

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