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Bowling Red Okra (30-75 seeds) (OK120) $2.75

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Bowling Red Okra

         
 
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Lovely plants that grow 7’-8’ tall and have deep red stems. The great-tasting pods are long and thin, being quite tender even when longer than most. This heirloom has been grown by the Bowling family of Virginia since at least the 1920s.
 
Bowling Red Okra
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 11
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

81.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Max
Location:
Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Date:
November 1, 2018
          4.0
 
Good producer in California
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Productive in my climate

What are the cons? Lengthy seed maturity

Review:

I bought 20 varieties of Okra this year from Baker Creek with the goal of doing a grow-out competition to see which varieties would do best in California (not really the ideal climate for okra). I do minimal to no tillage and no addition of manure, so plants have to be strong to do well. At the end of the season, some of the best producers and biggest/tallest plants included Bowling Red. Produced new pods consistently, good mold/mildew resistance, and withstood a severe aphid infestation that affected other okra varieties a lot more. A bit taller and lanky, but strong stems. Seed takes a while to mature. This gets grown again!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Hungry Clyde
Location:
Live Oak, FL, United States
Date:
October 15, 2018
          5.0
 
Good eating
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Resilient, rugged, prolific

What are the cons? None

Review:

Grows well in Florida sand. Bug resistant. Productive in heat. Pan cooks without becoming gooey. Tender. Low itch factor. Attractive plant.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

14 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SarahC
Location:
Evening Shade, AR, United States
Date:
September 4, 2016
          2.0
 
Not my Favorite
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Must pick early

Review:

I love red okra, but this one gets tough real quick unless you pick it very small. I know all okra gets tough if it gets too large, but this one is particularly sensitive to getting tough quick

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

20 out of 23 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
DeSotoGrown
Location:
DeSoto, TX, United States
Date:
December 18, 2015
          5.0
 
I Like This Okra
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Ornamental display

What are the cons? Slow growing

Review:

Very beautiful okra. 2015 was my first time growing this type, I will definitely grow it again. Easy to germinate, but plants grew very slowly, plants was very healthy and lovely red-color. However, when refrigerated and/or cooked red color vanished and okra turned green. Planted in April 2015 but did not get okra until August. Lovely ornamental plant appropriate for front yard.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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24 out of 26 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
dmLaFav
Location:
Cleveland, TX, United States
Date:
July 8, 2015
          5.0
 
Best Okra
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow. Likes the heat.

What are the cons? leaves make my skin itch

Review:

This is our second summer to grow Bowling Red Okra. Very easy to grow! We have to pick morning and evening when it gets to producing. Don't let each okra get too big or it will be tough. We like it better then the green okra. Our favorite way to eat this okra is to throw it on a grilling pan on the grill, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with Cajun spice. When both sides have turned green, it's ready. We like it better then fried green okra. Also, good in curry, stir fry or raw in salad. We also sell at our farm stand.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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