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. Pick 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
 
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
 
stelley

Stelley Okra OK134

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