(Abelmoschus esculentus) This African native and staple of the Deep South really thrives on heat! Slaves from Angola called okra “ngumbo” which became gumbo, a popular name for several okra dishes to this day. Soak seeds overnight to speed germination. Plant directly outdoors when soil temperature is 70-75 degrees. Plant 2-3 seeds in rows 10-12 inches apart. Most heirloom okra varieties are large plants; allow plenty of space. Pick pods at no larger than 3-4 inches to keep them from going to seed. Pick often. 

Pink Okra

Pink "Okra" OK141

Pink Okra (Abelmoschus moschatus) Here is something different and charming!... Read More

Beck's Big Buck Horn Okra OK139

Fast-growing plants reach the modest size of about 5 feet in height, yielding... Read More
hill country okra

Hill Country Heirloom Red Okra OK112

One of the best varieties we offer. The large, fat pods are very tender... Read More
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Silver Queen Okra OK140

65 days. Pale green to nearly white cowhorn pods are unusual and striking—the... Read More
Abigail's Coffee Okra

Abigail's Coffee Okra JS212

Joe came upon Abigail, an enterprising gourd grower and master gardener... Read More
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