Nkruma Tenten Okra
The famous “tree okra” of Ghana! Unique pods are tender and of a deep green color, sometimes tinged in red. This prized variety is superior to most Okra from in the Americas. An exceptionally tall and delicious variety known to be long lived in its native range in Ghana, West Africa. The name literally translates to “tall okra”, and the plants can reach up to 12 feet tall. Solomon Amuzu, of Call to Permaculture Farm in Ghana, tells us this variety can live for up to 15 or 20 years in the tropics, if well maintained! It is also used for its flavorful leaves are widely used among the Akan, Ewe, Ga and Fante people, the leaves have a wonderful spinach flavor when cooked is soups, stews and curries. Plants produce dark green pods that are rich in mucilage. You can prune this variety to keep it shorter. This historic variety can have a slight bit of variation in color and fruit shape, but is among the best we have tried in our Missouri gardens.