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. 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. Piack pods at no larger than 3-4 inches to keep them from going to seed. Pick often. 

 
 
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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
 
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
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Seal

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
 
Pink Okra

Pink "Okra" OK141

Pink Okra (Abelmoschus moschatus) Here is something different and charming!... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
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
 
grandma edna

Grandma Edna's Cherokee Long Pod Okra OK138

65 days. This okra has been in Melba Beasley’s family for seven generations.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
okra edna slatons

Edna Slaton's Candelabra Okra OK135

Graceful, branching plants, reaching shoulder height, give great yields... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
vidrines cow horn okra

Vidrines Midget Cowhorn Okra OK130

A dwarf cowhorn okra from St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. The 3-foot plants... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
Jing Orange okra web

Jing Orange Okra OK126

60 days Lovely pods are a deep reddish orange and are quite colorful. This... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
stewarts zeebest okra web

Stewart's Zeebest Okra OK123

This spineless okra produces extra tender, green pods that are round and... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
ok127

Louisiana 16 Inch Long Pod Okra OK127

Large, branching plants produce huge yields of truly giant pods, up to... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
seal

Alabama Red Okra OK132

A delicious heirloom from Alabama, this variety has fat, red pods that... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Gold Coast Okra

Gold Coast Okra OK136

Spineless pods are light green and often reach 6" in length while remaining... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
stelley

Stelley Okra OK134

Louisiana variety originally collected in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana,... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Roberie Okra

Roberie Okra OK131

This okra has been grown for 100 years by the Roberie family in St Landry... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Philipinne Lady Finger

Philippine Lady Finger Okra OK125

Tall plants can grow 10 feet tall and produce extra-long, smooth, round... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
fife creek cow horn okra

Fife Creek Cowhorn Okra OK113

An heirloom that has been in the Fife family since around 1900 and believed... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Burmese okra web

Burmese Okra OK111

We are proud to offer this heirloom variety from Burma (Myanmar). Large... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Star of David okra

Star of David Okra OK106

70 days. Israeli variety. Short, very thick pods are quite delicious. The... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Emerald okra

Emerald Okra OK105

58 days. A Campbell Soup Co. variety from 1950; early, round, smooth, deep-green... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Burgundy okra

Burgundy Okra OK102

55 days. Pods and stems are a beautiful, deep-red. Very tender and delicious.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Harlows homestead okra

Harlow's Homestead Okra OK128

Our grower received this okra from a man named Mercer, who had received... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
Bowling Red

Bowling Red Okra OK120

Lovely plants that grow 7-8 feet tall and have deep red stems; the great... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
eagle pass okra

Eagle Pass Okra OK133

From the area around Carrizo Springs and Eagle Pass, Texas. Productive... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
 
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