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. Piack pods at no larger than 3-4 inches to keep them from going to seed. Pick often. 

 
 
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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