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Bowling Red Okra (30-75 seeds) (OK120) $2.50

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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: 8
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

87.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
DeSotoGrown
Location:
DeSoto, TX, United States
Date:
December 18, 2015
          5.0
 
I Like This Okra
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Ornamental display

What are the cons? Slow growing

Review:

Very beautiful okra. 2015 was my first time growing this type, I will definitely grow it again. Easy to germinate, but plants grew very slowly, plants was very healthy and lovely red-color. However, when refrigerated and/or cooked red color vanished and okra turned green. Planted in April 2015 but did not get okra until August. Lovely ornamental plant appropriate for front yard.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
dmLaFav
Location:
Cleveland, TX, United States
Date:
July 8, 2015
          5.0
 
Best Okra
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow. Likes the heat.

What are the cons? leaves make my skin itch

Review:

This is our second summer to grow Bowling Red Okra. Very easy to grow! We have to pick morning and evening when it gets to producing. Don't let each okra get too big or it will be tough. We like it better then the green okra. Our favorite way to eat this okra is to throw it on a grilling pan on the grill, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with Cajun spice. When both sides have turned green, it's ready. We like it better then fried green okra. Also, good in curry, stir fry or raw in salad. We also sell at our farm stand.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 11 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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10 out of 10 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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13 out of 13 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
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

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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