(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. 

Egyptian Orka

Egyptian Okra WW129

Exclusive listing with Baker Creek! We acquired this rare landrace from... Read More
Abigail's Coffee Okra

Abigail's Coffee Okra JS212

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

Silver Queen Okra OK140

65 days. Pale green to nearly white cowhorn pods are unusual and striking—the... 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
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
Pink Okra

Pink "Okra" OK141

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

Red Velvet Okra OK137

70 days. Stems and pods are a deep, rich burgundy to scarlet. Pretty enough... Read More
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
okra edna slatons

Edna Slaton's Candelabra Okra OK135

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

Vidrines Midget Cowhorn Okra OK130

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

Jing Orange Okra OK126

60 days Lovely pods are a deep reddish orange and are quite colorful. This... Read More
Stewart's Zeebest Okra

Stewart's Zeebest Okra OK123

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

Louisiana 16 Inch Long Pod Okra OK127

Large, branching plants produce huge yields of truly giant pods, up to... Read More
Alabama Red Okra

Alabama Red Okra OK132

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

Gold Coast Okra OK136

Spineless pods are light green and often reach 6" in length while remaining... Read More
Stelley Okra

Stelley Okra OK134

Louisiana variety originally collected in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana,... Read More
eagle pass okra

Eagle Pass Okra OK133

From the area around Carrizo Springs and Eagle Pass, Texas. Productive... Read More
Roberie Okra

Roberie Okra OK131

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

Philippine Lady Finger Okra OK125

Tall plants can grow 10 feet tall and produce extra-long, smooth, round... Read More
Bowling Red

Bowling Red Okra OK120

Lovely plants that grow 7-8 feet tall and have deep red stems; the great... Read More
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
Burmese okra web

Burmese Okra OK111

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

Star of David Okra OK106

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

Emerald Okra OK105

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