(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. 

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Abigail's Coffee Okra

Abigail's Coffee Okra JS212

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

Alabama Red Okra OK132

A delicious heirloom from Alabama, this variety has fat, red pods that... 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
Bowling Red Okra

Bowling Red Okra OK120

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

Burgundy Okra OK102

55 days. Pods and stems are a beautiful, deep-red. Very tender and delicious.... Read More
Burmese Okra

Burmese Okra OK111

We are proud to offer this heirloom variety from Burma (Myanmar). Large... Read More
Clemson Spineless

Clemson Spineless Okra OK103

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

Eagle Pass Okra OK133

From the area around Carrizo Springs and Eagle Pass, Texas. Productive... Read More
okra edna slatons

Edna Slaton's Candelabra Okra OK135

Graceful, branching plants, reaching shoulder height, give great yields... Read More
Egyptian Okra

Egyptian Okra WW129

Exclusive listing with Baker Creek! We acquired this rare landrace from... Read More
Emerald okra

Emerald Okra OK105

58 days. A Campbell Soup Co. variety from 1950; early, round, smooth, deep-green... 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
Gold Coast Okra

Gold Coast Okra OK136

Spineless pods are light green and often reach 6" in length while remaining... Read More
Grandma Edna's Cherokee Long Pod Okra

Grandma Edna's Cherokee Long Pod Okra OK138

65 days. This okra has been in Melba Beasley’s family for seven generations.... Read More
Hill Country Heirloom Red Okra

Hill Country Heirloom Red Okra OK112

One of the best varieties we offer. The large, fat pods are very tender... Read More
Jimmy T okra

Jimmy T Okra OK107

The plants are of medium height, having pods 8-12 inches long, and two... 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

Kandahar Pendi Okra WW191

ROUGHWOOD/EFN EXCLUSIVE. If you've struggled with growing okra in the past,... Read More

Louisiana 16 Inch Long Pod Okra OK127

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

Mayan Okra OK143

A flavorful okra with good-sized pods that are produced on sturdy tall... Read More
Milsap white okra

Milsap White Okra OK122

Seed for this variety was sent to us by Will Sawyer, who received the seed... Read More
Perkin's Long Pod Okra

Perkin's Long Pod Okra OK108

Very green, extra large pods are tender and delicious, the perfect okra... 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
Red Velvet Okra

Red Velvet Okra OK137

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

Roberie Okra OK131

This okra has been grown for 100 years by the Roberie family in St Landry... 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
Star of David Okra

Star of David Okra OK106

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

Stelley Okra OK134

Louisiana variety originally collected in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana,... 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
Stubby Okra

Stubby Okra WW176

This old heirloom variety is said to trace to Louisiana although it appears... 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
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