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Abigail's Coffee Okra
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Abigail's Coffee Okra (10 seeds) (JS212) $3.50

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Abigail's Coffee Okra

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Joe came upon Abigail, an enterprising gourd grower and master gardener in the Province of Los Santos not far from the town of Tablas. Abigail raises an old variety of Okra that he says he has been growing for as long as he can remember, the locals use it for fresh eating and they also use the dried seeds when roasted and ground for a refreshing coffee. Abigail was delighted to know that others would share in his pleasure of drinking " Abigail's Coffee"!

Abigail's Coffee Okra
Overall Rating:
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

50.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Glen in Panama
Las Tablas, Las Santos province, Panama
August 13, 2015
Indigenous okra
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.5

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Not much pods


I live in Panama and am familiar with this variety. Tall plants, thick main stalk, dinner plate shaped leaves. Incredibly hardy variety except that it does succumb to a yellow type virus. Takes many months to start producing depending on when planted. If planted during the rainy season, it has deep root system which makes it impervious to the long dry season here. Not a good producer. Last planting took me 4 months to see the first pod. Then, pods came at about a rate of 2 per week. Some plants had no pods at all. Produces over a very long period. Lives much longer than US derived esculentus. Behaves more like African okra than US okra but I have no way to identify this plant. Locals pretty much only remember using this plant to roast the seed and make coffee. I have never met anyone who actually eats the pods. I have though, and they are quite good. I don't recommend this variety for US back yard growers as I believe that this variety is photoperiod sensitive.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

st. louis, MO
January 11, 2015
More please
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

What are the pros? fast, hearty grower

What are the cons? hard to germinate


I had trouble getting these to germinate, but it was a COLD summer. I finally got got one to go in September. It grew 3 ft tall quickly with a thick stalk. Then a cold snap withered its leaves, but it sprung back when the weather warmed. I even got some flowers before a freze killed it for good. I hope Baker Creek gets more of these. I still want to try the coffee and that was my last seed.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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