Okra

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 11

81.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Faye Carr
Location:
Gainesville, FL
Date:
November 19, 2014
          5.0
 
THE Okra For Me
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? NOT- slimey or woody

What are the cons? NONE

Review:

I'm a subsistence backyard homesteader and THIS is the best okra to grow through the hot, humid, and now drought prone season. I've grown many different cultivars looking for one that could appeal to this transplanted Yankee. Traditional Clemson was so slimey it was inedible, and if not picked within a short window might as well have been pine cones. Excellent Sauteed, stir fried, roasted, grilled, deep fried, even raw if you pick them small. They hold up to canning, pickling, freezing, like a 'preppers' dream I harvested close to 30 pounds this past season from only 12 plants. We all got tired of eating them long before they were done. THOSE I let dry on the stalks and vac-packed the seed to use this winter as a stew & soup ingredients. Couldn't save the seed as they had surely cross pollinated with the other okra I grew. I'm recommending this cultivar for the 2015 summer bulk seed distribution of our community food resilience organization, Grow Gainesville

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Writeone
Location:
Orlando, FL
Date:
August 15, 2013
          5.0
 
Good Choice
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty. Plentiful.

What are the cons? Too tall in Earth Box

Review:

Good eatin'. Size too tall for my preference. Mine grew ~ 10' tall and the root system was larger than shorter varieties, thus it stressed the Earth Box by stretching it's width. Also kept blowing over in the breeze. I recommend it for in ground garden -- not for containers.

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Penny
Location:
Russellville, AR
Date:
July 18, 2013
          5.0
 
Giant plants
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Very tasty pods even when long

What are the cons? almost too tall

Review:

I grew this a couple of yrs ago. My plants got easily to 10-15' high! course I watered and babied them! Excellent taste and beautiful plants. I had to wait til the next spring to dig up the "trunks" of the plants b/c they grow big like tree trunks! Saved seed of the last picking; dried and planted. Want some fresh seed this yr...great okra plant! Unusual and tasty...

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tamara
Date:
November 5, 2012
          5.0
 
A must for Okra lovers!
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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We have been growing this for a while now and can't say enough good about it. It's not as slimy as others, awesome for batter fried because it's much wider and has almost a nutty taste! We give extra to the church and they all beg for more. A must try for anyone who loves Okra!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
senekes
Date:
March 11, 2012
          4.0
 
Okra like a sunflower
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

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Review:

Grown on Long Island, NY last year, this proved to be a late-bearing giant of a plant, 8 feet tall with strong woody trunks. Visitors were suitably impressed, amazed even, with this as a back-drop to my planting. The squat pods had to be picked early for tenderness (Eagle Pass was similar). Even then, the prominent ribs gave a distinct chew that you may like or not. Perhaps okra growers are divided into cow-horn and squat-pod camps. I won't be growing this in 2012.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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