Okra

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4

75.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Hellrod
Location:
Vandalia, MI, United States
Date:
March 27, 2017
          4.0
 
Allison
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? low maintenance

What are the cons? needs to be picked early

Review:

I really enjoyed growing Alabama Red Okra in my garden last year. Honestly, it's the only okra I have ever grown, so I can't rate it against other okra. The stalks produced many beautiful flowers and pods. I would recommend picking them early to avoid woody pods and wear gloves while harvesting to protect yourself from the prickly stems. The pods that I left to dry on the stalks kept their deep, red color. I'll definitely plant them again for my upcoming garden and see what new recipes I can use them in.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MeatEater
Location:
Denver, CO, United States
Date:
August 13, 2016
          5.0
 
Love This Okra
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Tender pods, never woody

What are the cons? None

Review:

Can't say enough good things about this okra. It has never been woody...never in the many crops of it grown. Alabama Red is a staple in my house.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Diva Cow
Location:
MCCalla, AL, United States
Date:
November 5, 2015
          3.0
 
Alabama Red Okra
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Grew Great in Bama, HUGE pods

What are the cons? Very woody, Prickers!!!

Review:

I LOVE Okra. Its a summer staple that I plant every year. I am not new to okra. I usually plant Cowhorn, Perkins and Burgundy. I decided to try my states namesake Okra for 2015. I bought two packs to put one away and one to use. This Okra Grew fast and tall. Well over my 5'8" head. It put on tons of very tasty pods. It even withstood my geese attacking its base a few times. I was greatly disappointed, for two reasons. First, It was VERY woody. Unless you picked it very very tiny it was inedible. Pick tiny and often. The problem here is you have to pick it so small for it to be tender its basically useless. Second, the prickers. All Okra is sticky and will make you itch. I am use to picking okra. This stuff is like needles and got under my thumb and index finger skin. Caused swelling and pain for weeks. It became such a hassle to pick it I ripped it all out and burned it. I even shipped my reserved seeds to a friend and I absolutely hated touching this plant. I Love Bakers Creek!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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26 out of 27 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Labgirl
Location:
Summerdale, AL
Date:
November 26, 2013
          5.0
 
Great snack food
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Produces well

What are the cons? Woody if not picked young

Review:

Several years ago I purchased this seed from Baker Creek. I loved this okra. I froze some for gumbo but the best use was dehydrating them with cajun seasoning sprinkled on them. I took them to work and everyone was impressed that I made a snack food out of them. I plan to plant them again next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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