Okra

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 26

88.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
TexasGardeningCook
Location:
Allen, TX, United States
Date:
May 8, 2016
          5.0
 
Love This Variety
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific and flavorful

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

I can't address how these cook up - they never made it into the kitchen last year. I would pick and eat them raw, as I worked in the garden - every day. Never tired of them. Doubled the number of plants this year, so maybe I will try cooking some. Or maybe there will be a larger feast in the garden! I grew them in 5 gallon buckets and fertilized regularly. They got through our non-stop May rains last year, and produced well until frost, looking like small trees. This year's young crop has been hit by two awful hail storms; I lost two plants, and the others were terribly damaged. It's taken a bit for them to recover, but they now have and are going strong and are starting to produce again. Can't wait for all of them to be producing regularly! I intend to grow this variety every year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Cathy
Location:
Joplin, MO, United States
Date:
February 25, 2016
          5.0
 
Live it
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Hardy, grows like a weed,tasty

What are the cons? None

Review:

This okra grew all summer and into winter! Even after I transplanted all the plants so the garden could be tilled for fall, it kept growing! I moved them because they were so pretty and I hated to kill them. Basically placing them anywhere in the yard although it was Aug/Sept, they kept growing! I regularly clipped old stems like I do my tomatoes with excellent results!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
tarpalsfan
Location:
Eureka Springs, AR, United States
Date:
February 18, 2016
          5.0
 
Jing Orangesuperb
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? prolific, easy

What are the cons? nothing unusual

Review:

I did have to reseed Jing in a few spots, where the first planting did not take. That was no big deal, that happens when I direct seed my okra. The plants were healthy, and a little over 51/2 feet tall here. I enjoyed my daily visits into the okra to pick the 'treasures' for my family, even though it was a bit of an itchy adventure. The only insect pest that bothered Jing in the fall was the 'stink bugs'. Pluck and squish morning and evening helped with those nasty bugs. I harvested plenty of lovely red/orange okra. My family loved the flavor, while I dislike okra, (ewe slime!) even I liked it baked, and it was great dried with a little salt. Overall, Jing Orange Okra did super for me, even in my poor excuse for soil. I will grow it again. ;)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Emily
Location:
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Date:
January 12, 2016
          2.0
 
not suited to PA climate
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? beautiful orange color

What are the cons? small plant not productive

Review:

I was enticed by the beautiful orange color but this plant is just not suited to the PA climate. Although I've grown hybrid dwarf okra with relative success in pots, I could not get this variety to grow well in the ground. Germination was not a problem, but the plants never got more than 18 inches high with a few scraggly leaves. They still bore the occasional 1 or 2 fruits, but between the 8 plants I had going, it was never enough at one time to cook with.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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6 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mike
Location:
Richmond, TX, United States
Date:
October 28, 2015
          5.0
 
Awesome
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Didn't root too strongly

Review:

These seem to be really great. The first okra I managed to get to sprout. They grow relatively quickly, helping me to get in a late, fall crop. They haven't started producing yet, but I can see after a month, that they are starting to put off tiny buds for flowers and hopefully fruit. They are fairly resilient, but a heavy wind nearly uprooted my 8" tall plants. Will update when fruit is put off.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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