Cajun Jewel Okra - Organic


Cajun Jewel Okra - Organic

Abelmoschus esculentus
(65 days) Open-pollinated. A bayou favorite since the 1950s, Cajun Jewel adapts well to our cooler climate and produces almost as much as hybrid Cajun Delight. Dwarf spineless 3–4' plants yield relatively early 1x7" pods with good flavor. Staffer Emily Skrobis grew four plants in a hoophouse, and they provided her with plenty of okra until frost. She enjoyed regular picking in part so she could admire each new flower. Southern Exposure Seed Exchange introduced this Jewel to commerce in 1989. Black Benefit Sharing.
OGThis item is certified organic

3695 Cajun Jewel - Organic
Item Discounted
A: 2g for $3.25   
B: 4g for $4.45   
C: 28g for $14.00   
D: 112g for $31.00   
E: 448g for $105.00   

Additional Information


  • Days to maturity are from date of transplanting, not seeding.
  • 2 gram packet contains about ~30 seeds.

The seed pods are the vegetable we know as okra, a staple down South, and used in Creole, Caribbean, African, Middle Eastern, Indian and other Asian cuisines. The leaves are also edible, cooked or raw.

Culture: Start indoors in peat pots and transplant in 4-5 weeks, after all danger of frost has passed. Minimum germination soil temperature 60°, optimal range 70-90°. Transplant 1' apart; do not disturb roots. Once it flowers, the fleshy pods will be ready for harvest in two days. They are best when picked young and tender, no longer than 4", as longer pods can be really fibrous. Southern growers may declare okra pest-free, but our northern slugs beg to differ.

State legislator Craig Hickman of Annabessacook Farm in Winthrop, who grows 400 plants per year, says okra requires TLC, balanced nutritious soil with good pH, and not much competition from weeds. According to one of his veteran fieldhands, “Okra is a diva…that needs hot weather for about 60 days.”

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.

Our Seeds are Non-GMO


All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.