Okra (also known as gumbo), is a tall-growing,
warm-season, annual vegetable from the same family as
hollyhock, rose of Sharon and hibiscus. The immature pods are
used for soups, canning and stews or as a fried or boiled
vegetable. The hibiscus like flowers and upright plant (3 to 6
feet or more in height) have ornamental value for backyard
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How to grow
Benefits of Okra
56 days. AAS winner. This is
the standard by which all other okras are judged. The prolific
3 1/2-5’ tall plants bear straight, dark green pods that
can grow to 6 1/2-9” long, but should be harvested when
3” long for the best quality. The leaves are spineless
which makes harvesting much easier.
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1A346 Star of David
(aka Old Fashioned Okra) Israeli heirloom. Thick pods are best picked at about 3" long. Named because cross-sections of pods look like the Star of David. Tall 7' plants have purple coloration on leaves. 60-75 days.
AAS, Spineless ribbed creamy lime green pods, pick at 3" long, fine for northern production, dwarf plant 36" tall, 50 days.
IP051 Hill Country Red
Heirloom, red and green bicolor, 3" pods, great flavor, drought tolerant, best picked small, great pickled, 70 days.
G037 Improved Red Pod
Finally, a great tasting red pod okra that is fast growing and
bountiful. The foliage and fruit have a lush, tropical