You have not viewed any products recently.

 
Beck's Big Buck Horn Okra Enlarge View
Beck's Big Buck Horn Okra
 
Product Quantity Price
Beck's Big Buck Horn Okra (30 seeds) (OK139) $2.75

Share This Product

fb Twitter Pinterest Email
 
 

Beck's Big Buck Horn Okra

         
 
3 Reviews | Write a Review
 
 
Fast-growing plants reach the modest size of about 5 feet in height, yielding tons of plump, tender ribbed pods all season long! This okra is a German heirloom, originating in this country via Malcolm and Delphine Beck of Comal County near San Antonio, Texas. When the Becks bought their farm in 1968, they noticed mature plants of this okra growing in the prior owner’s garden, and the Becks planted some of the seed the following season. It turned out that the variety was originally smuggled out of Germany by one of the neighbors. Has sometimes been dubbed “snapping okra”because of the ease with which the remarkably tender pods can be snapped off the stalks for harvest.
 
Beck's Big Buck Horn Okra
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
< Previous | 1 of 1 | Next >
 

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Pete from Shawnee Mission
Location:
Shawnee Mission, KS, United States
Date:
September 19, 2016
          5.0
 
Excellent Okra
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Tender even when large

What are the cons? Hard to harvest when tall

Review:

First time growing Okra. I direct sowed and only 1 in five took, so I started in pots and 5 out of six took. It is late September and they are still producing. Impressively large pods that are not stringy. They did well in the heat. I planted these behind Jinn orange Okra, so they may have grown taller to get light, but It is a bit difficult to pull the 9 foot plants over to harvest the pods. The pods store well for several days at room temperature without getting limp. I tried cooking by dipping in yoghurt, and dredging in potato starch with onion powder, red and black pepper, and frying in a little olive oil. Good and different than corn meal breading.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

20 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Auskan
Location:
Wichita, KS, United States
Date:
September 21, 2015
          5.0
 
My favorite variety so far
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Fast growing, attractive

What are the cons? Flower's bloom & die quickly

Review:

I grew 5 varieties of Okra this year and this is easily the best producer of all of them. It was not the first of the five to sprout, but several months later, is the tallest of them. It produces beautiful yellow flowers followed by fast growing, fat pods that stay tender until they are quite large. So far I've only had to toss one that was too fibrous. When cut into, the ribbed pods make slices that look like stars. My favorite way to cook them is to slice, lay them out on a cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle salt and pepper and then roast at 400 for about 15 minutes. Each variety is a different shape or color, so the display when I roast a bunch at once, is quite attractive.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

16 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jason
Location:
Spring, TX, United States
Date:
July 29, 2015
          5.0
 
Prolific and huge
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, taste, tender

What are the cons? None

Review:

I direct planted 9 seeds and 7 sprouted to become the largest okra plants I've ever seen. The tallest is now 9 ft and still growing strong even in 102 deg TX summer heat. The pods are massively thick maybe 2.5" around and remain tender even while the pods get near 4-5" in length. These are huge producers and I get 4-6 per day (whereas the red okra I also planted are 3' and produce sparsely). We love to creole them, fry, and even eat them raw (as they are spineless). What an amazing plant. If you live in TX you have to give okra a try. They love the heat.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
< Previous | 1 of 1 | Next >
 
close (X)