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Bowling Red Okra (30-75 seeds) (OK120) $2.25
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Bowling Red Okra

         
 
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Lovely plants that grow 7-8 feet tall and have deep red stems; the great tasting pods are long and thin, being quite tender, even when longer than most. This heirloom has been grown by the Bowling family of Virginia since the 1920's.

 
Bowling Red Okra
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

83.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
A.R.Howard
Location:
Cleveland, MO
Date:
January 11, 2015
          5.0
 
Great Okra
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Matures early, thin pods

What are the cons? none

Review:

Last year was the first time I've grown these. They germinated, grew faster and matured earlier than the organic Clemson spineless seed I also planted. The yields were slightly less but pods were slim and delicious. Sold out every week at the farmers market, people LOVED these. Even though they don't retain the red color after cooking, they do tint the brine pink when pickled. And they're excellent pickled...if you're wondering. Highly recommend.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Les
Location:
Austin, TX
Date:
June 18, 2014
          5.0
 
Great yield
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Yield color

What are the cons? None

Review:

I was pleasantly surprised at how much I was able to harvest on such young plants. Seed came up great and we love the taste. I will be planting again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
deckers
Date:
June 29, 2012
          5.0
 
Very Productive; They Love the Heat
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Review:

Grew these in northeast OK. It's late June, and they've been producing for about 2 weeks now. Once the temps hit 100 (and higher), they're growing almost faster than we can pick them. Good flavor, tender up to about 7 inches; any longer and they've been too tough to eat by deep frying them. Will definitely be growing these again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
senekes
Date:
March 11, 2012
          4.0
 
Pretty in red
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Review:

Grown on Long Island, NY, in 2011. Plants were similar to Zeebest in size and productivity, though pods were not as tender when allowed to grow above 6 inches. The red color helps in picking (and impressing visitors) but doesn't survive in the pot; cooked pods are a dull, rather than bright green.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Virginia Gardener
Date:
January 10, 2011
          5.0
 
Stays tender longer than most
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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I grew this okra last year and not only is it beautiful in the garden, the pods seem to stay tender longer than the Burmese I grew alongside. A real eye-catcher at our small farmers market as well. I had folks request it over the green. Definately give this a try.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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