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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Okra
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Abigail's Coffee Okra

Abigail's Coffee Okra JS212

Joe came upon Abigail, an enterprising gourd grower and master gardener... Read More
 
Alabama Red Okra

Alabama Red Okra OK132

A delicious heirloom from Alabama, this variety has fat, red-tinged pods... Read More
 
Beck's Big Buck Horn Okra

Beck's Big Buck Horn Okra OK139

Fast-growing plants reach the modest size of about 5 feet in height, yielding... Read More
 
Bowling Red Okra

Bowling Red Okra OK120

Lovely plants that grow 7’-8’ tall and have deep red stems. The great-tasting pods... Read More
 
Burgundy Okra

Burgundy Okra OK102

55 days. Pods are a beautiful, deep red, and stems are also red. Very... Read More
 
Burgundy Okra - 1 oz

Burgundy Okra - 1 oz OK102C

55 days. Pods are a beautiful, deep red, and stems are also red. Very tender... Read More
 
Burmese Okra

Burmese Okra OK111

We are proud to offer this heirloom variety from Burma (Myanmar). Large... Read More
 
Clemson Spineless Okra

Clemson Spineless Okra OK103

60 days. Plant is spineless; tasty green pods, best picked small. Developed... Read More
 
Clemson Spineless Okra - 1 oz

Clemson Spineless Okra - 1 oz OK103C

60 days. Plant is spineless; tasty green pods, best picked small. Developed... Read More
 
Eagle Pass Okra

Eagle Pass Okra OK133

From the area around Carrizo Springs and Eagle Pass, Texas. Productive... Read More
 
Egyptian Okra

Egyptian Okra WW129

Exclusive listing with Baker Creek! We acquired this rare landrace from... Read More
 
Emerald Okra

Emerald Okra OK105

60 days. A Campbell Soup Co. variety from 1950. Early round and smooth, deep-green... Read More
 
Fife Creek Cowhorn Okra

Fife Creek Cowhorn Okra OK113

An heirloom that has been in the Fife family since around 1900 and believed... Read More
 
Gold Coast Okra

Gold Coast Okra OK136

Spineless pods are light green and often reach 6" in length while remaining... Read More
 
Hill Country Heirloom Red Okra

Hill Country Heirloom Red Okra OK112

Fat pods are very tender and full of good “Okree” flavor that is so popular... Read More
 
Jing Orange Okra

Jing Orange Okra OK126

60 days. Our favorite Okra! Lovely pods are a deep reddish-orange and are... Read More
 
Kandahar Pendi Okra

Kandahar Pendi Okra WW191

ROUGHWOOD/EFN EXCLUSIVE. If you've struggled with growing okra in the past,... Read More
 
Louisiana 16 Inch Long Pod Okra

Louisiana 16 Inch Long Pod Okra OK127

Large, branching plants produce huge yields of truly giant pods, up to... Read More
 
Mayan Okra

Mayan Okra OK143

A flavorful okra with good-sized pods that are produced on sturdy tall... Read More
 
Perkin's Long Pod Okra

Perkin's Long Pod Okra OK108

Very green, extra-large pods are tender and delicious, the perfect okra... Read More
 
Philippine Lady Finger Okra

Philippine Lady Finger Okra OK125

Tall plants can grow 10 feet tall and produce extra-long, smooth, round... Read More
 
Pink

Pink "Okra" OK141

Not a true okra, but a superb edible ornamental; sweetheart pink blooms... 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
 
Stubby Okra

Stubby Okra WW176

This old heirloom variety is said to trace to Louisiana although it appears... Read More
 
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