Okra

Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4

75.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Glen
Location:
Las Tablas, Las Santos, Panama
Date:
February 29, 2016
          4.0
 
Second review
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, vigorous, tall,

What are the cons? late producer

Review:

Second review. I am continuing to experiment with this okra. Last planting saw first okra in 3 months. Okra comes in slow but over a long period of time. Plants get very tall, over 10 feet. Can be pruned severely and the plant just continues to grow and produce branches and produce okra continously. Plants could live for years I believe. Very tasty okra. Plant once and you should have okra for a year or more. In the tropical environment this okra does have potential since the plants produce continuously over a long long period of time. Don't need much water. Only pest issue is occasional aphids on blooms. Outgrows and outproduces US okra in the tropical environment over the long haul. I recommend this okra to someone who lives in Panama. Very easy to grow. I am currently crossing this okra with African okra to see if this variety can be improved on. I do not recommend this okra to US growers.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sam
Location:
Greenwood, AR, United States
Date:
January 11, 2016
          4.0
 
Good for areas away from frost
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? when mature plant made alot

What are the cons? very slow to produce

Review:

I live in Arkansas, I liked the prospect of growing this okra as a coffee substitute. The okra was a little slow to produce but that could be because of this years weird weather. I got a lot of okra showing up right before the first frost and it was still producing flowers. I did not try any of it yet because i wanted to save the seeds. I got only about 50 pods to the mature seed stage before the frost got to them. The seed is still good and out of the 30 seeds i bought i am going to plant more with the hundreds i have now. I would recommend this to a friend, however I would recommend it to an area that has a very long growing season or does not frost, that way they can get the full production. it seems that this okra will produce for a long time, I did not water it after the first 3 months and grew fine. I will plant more in my area and see what happens this year 2016

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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17 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Glen in Panama
Location:
Las Tablas, Las Santos province, Panama
Date:
August 13, 2015
          2.0
 
Indigenous okra
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Not much pods

Review:

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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18 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
pellen
Location:
st. louis, MO
Date:
January 11, 2015
          4.0
 
More please
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? fast, hearty grower

What are the cons? hard to germinate

Review:

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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