(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.

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Silver Queen Okra

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

Abigail's Coffee Okra

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