Okra

Okra

(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. Soaking okra seed overnight prior to planting seems to speed germination. Most heirloom okra varieties are large plants; allow plenty of space.

 
 
Red Velvet Okra

Red Velvet Okra OK137

70 days. Stems and pods are a deep, rich burgundy to scarlet. Pretty enough... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
Pink Okra

Pink "Okra" OK141

Pink Okra (Abelmoschus moschatus) Here is something different and charming!... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
Beck's Big Buck Horn Okra

Beck's Big Buck Horn Okra OK139

Fast-growing plants reach the modest size of about 5 feet in height, yielding... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
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Silver Queen Okra OK140

65 days. Pale green to nearly white cowhorn pods are unusual and striking—the... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Abigail's Coffee Okra

Abigail's Coffee Okra JS212

Joe came upon Abigail, an enterprising gourd grower and master gardener... Read More
         
 
 
$3.50
 
 
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