(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. 

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
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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