Okra Seeds

Useful gardening information

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 gardens.

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How to grow Okra
Health Benefits of Okra
Okra Recipes

Clemson Spineless
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.
 3g Pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.25
TRN284 Jing Orange
Asian Heirloom. Jing Orange produces delicate creamy yellow blossoms that create stunning red/orange okra pods. Harvest this Asian variety when pods have reached 6-7 long for tender, supple perfection. 60 days.
 3.2g Pack ( about 60-65 seeds ) $3.95
TRN285 Silver Queen
Old heirloom okra. From the elegant lime-tinted ivory pods to the succulent flavor, this is an Okra so much better than our modern varieties that it's in a gourmet class by itself.
Each pod can reach up to 7 inches long, though it is best to pick them young, when they are somewhat smaller and very tender. The unique color adds a stylish look to the plate as well.
Silver Queen's flavor is legendary, but its plant vigor and productivity make it more like a modern hybrid than an heirloom. You'll get large yields of fruit on this robust, well-branched upright plant, which reaches 6 feet high and 2 to 3 feet wide in the sunny garden. 55-65 days.
 3.1g Pack ( about 55-60 seeds ) $3.95
SF172 Jambalaya F1 Hybrid
Jambalaya okra embodies the spirited flavor of Creole cooking with its large, succulent, meaty pods on gorgeous, compact plants. The 5 ridged pods uniformly reach 4-5 inches long. Just right for soups and stews, pickles or canning.
Large, robust flowers are also edible. Makes a great ornamental in containers. Deep fry flowers or eat them stuffed, or use fresh as a striking, exotic-looking garnish. Sweet and mild flavor. 50 days.
 3.2g Pack ( about 65 seeds ) $3.95
IP050 Blondy
AAS, Spineless ribbed creamy lime green pods, pick at 3" long, fine for northern production, dwarf plant 36" tall, 50 days.
 3g Pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.25
IP051 Hill Country Red
Heirloom, red and green bicolor, 3" pods, great flavor, drought tolerant, best picked small, great pickled, 70 days.
 3g Pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.25
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 appearance.
 3g Package ( about 40-50 seeds ) $1.95