(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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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
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
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
Eagle Pass Okra

Eagle Pass Okra OK133

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

Emerald Okra OK105

60 days. A Campbell Soup Co. variety from 1950. Early, round, smooth, and... 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

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ROUGHWOOD/EFN EXCLUSIVE. If you've struggled with growing okra in the past,... 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
Star of David Okra

Star of David Okra OK106

70 days. Israeli variety. Short, very thick pods are quite delicious. The... 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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