(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. 

Bowling Red

Bowling Red Okra OK120

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

Burmese Okra OK111

We are proud to offer this heirloom variety from Burma (Myanmar). Large... Read More
eagle pass okra

Eagle Pass Okra OK133

From the area around Carrizo Springs and Eagle Pass, Texas. Productive... 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
Jing Orange okra web

Jing Orange Okra OK126

60 days Lovely pods are a deep reddish orange and are quite colorful. This... Read More
Clemson Spineless

Clemson Spineless Okra OK103

60 days. Plant is spineless; tasty green pods are best picked small. Read More
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