What are the pros? Grew Great in Bama, HUGE pods
What are the cons? Very woody, Prickers!!!
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!
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