Okra

Please refer to Okra Cultural Notes for growing information.

Packet: 5 g (approximately 80-110 seeds, depending on variety) sows 42-65'.




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Alabama Red OKRA 5 g

Alabama Red OKRA 5 g

(75 days) (heirloom from Alabama) Plants grow 5-7' tall and produce an abundance of fat, blocky red and green pods. The okra is delicious fried and adds color and unique flavor added to salads when young. Pkt
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Alabama Red OKRA 28 g

Alabama Red OKRA 28 g

69 days. Heirloom from Alabama. Plants grow 5-7' tall and produce an abundance of fat, blocky red and green pods. The okra is delicious fried, and adds color and unique flavor added to salads when young.
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Beck's Big Buck (Snapping Okra) OKRA 5 g

Beck's Big Buck (Snapping Okra) OKRA 5 g

75 days [German heirloom from Malcom Beck of San Antonio, TX.] Vigorous 5Â’ plants produce an abundance of large, fat, tender, fluted pods. Sometimes called Snapping Okra because of the way it snaps easily off the plant when ready to harvest. Pkt
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Beck's Big Buck (Snapping Okra) OKRA 28 g

Beck's Big Buck (Snapping Okra) OKRA 28 g

75 days [German heirloom from Malcom Beck of San Antonio, TX.] Vigorous 6' plants produce an abundance of large, fat, tender, fluted pods. Uniquely, young pods snap easily off the plant when ready to harvest.
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Bowling Red OKRA 5 g

Bowling Red OKRA 5 g

Now sold out for 2014 55 days. [Grown by the Bowling family of Virginia since the 1920s.] Early, productive, and beautiful -- one of the best okras in the Kerr Center's trial of 30 heirloom varieties. Long, slim, tender red pods. 7-8' plants have red stems and...
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Burgundy OKRA 5 g

Burgundy OKRA 5 g

49 days. [Introduced 1988. AAS winner.] Stems, leaf veins, and pods are deep red-maroon in color. Plants average 4' high, bearing narrow 5/8 " spineless pods that remain tender nearly to their mature length of 7-1/2 ". Other red okras bear longer and handle disease better but 'Burgundy' is...
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Burmese OKRA 5 g

Burmese OKRA 5 g

58 days. [Heirloom okra from Burma sent by organic market grower Hap Heilman. Now a favorite in some local restaurants.] 'Burmese' okra bears when plants are 18" tall and continues to bear until frost. The leaves are huge, typically 16" across. The slightly curved, virtually spineless pods...
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Burmese OKRA 28 g

Burmese OKRA 28 g

Small crop, bulk size now sold out for 2014 58 days. [Heirloom okra from Burma sent by organic market grower Hap Heilman. Now a favorite in some local restaurants.] 'Burmese' okra bears when plants are 18" tall and continues to bear until frost. The leaves...
$6.50

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Cajun Jewel OKRA 5 g

Cajun Jewel OKRA 5 g

53 days. [Introduced 1989 by SESE. A local favorite in Cajun country since the 1950s.] Dwarf-type, spineless plants, 3-4' tall, produce an early crop of tender 1" diameter pods up to 7" long. Good flavor. Pkt.
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Cajun Jewel OKRA 28 g

Cajun Jewel OKRA 28 g

53 days. [Introduced 1989 by SESE. A local favorite in Cajun country since the 1950s.] Dwarf-type, spineless plants, 3-4' tall, produce an early crop of tender 1" diameter pods up to 7" long. Good flavor. Pkt.
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Choppee OKRA 5 g

Choppee OKRA 5 g

69 days. [~1850, from the Jacobs family of Georgetown, SC. Named for the Choppee Indians native to the area.] High-yielding, 6' plants. Slim, tender pods, great flavor, almost as spineless as Clemson Spineless. Pkt.
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Clemson Spineless OKRA 5 g

Clemson Spineless OKRA 5 g

56 days. [Introduced 1939 by Clemson/SC. AAS winner.] Plants with few side-branches reach a height of 4 to 5' and produce medium-sized, ribbed pods (1-1/4 x 8"). Harvest when pods are 3" or smaller. Spineless characteristic makes this popular variety easy to pick. Pkt.
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Clemson Spineless OKRA 28 g

Clemson Spineless OKRA 28 g

56 days. [Introduced 1939 by Clemson/SC. AAS winner.] Plants with few side-branches reach a height of 4 to 5' and produce medium-sized, ribbed pods (1-1/4 x 8"). Harvest when pods are 3" or smaller. Spineless characteristic makes this popular variety easy to pick. Pkt.
$5.50

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Cow Horn OKRA 5 g

Cow Horn OKRA 5 g

55 days. [Pre-1865 heirloom.] A heavy yielder of 8 to 14" pods on plants that may reach 7 to 8 feet tall. Although the large pods remain spineless and tender up to 10", the best quality pods are picked when 5 to 6" long. This is a heavy yielder with many side branches, and it can be depended...
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Cow Horn OKRA 28 g

Cow Horn OKRA 28 g

55 days. [Pre-1865 heirloom.] A heavy yielder of 8 to 14" pods on plants that may reach 7 to 8 feet tall. Although the large pods remain spineless and tender up to 10", the best quality pods are picked when 5 to 6" long. This is a heavy yielder with many side branches, and it can be depended...
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Evertender OKRA 5 g

Evertender OKRA 5 g

50 days. This un-branched, spineless variety from India averages 5-1/2' tall and produces mature pods to 7" long. 'Evertender' has good eating quality, similar to, if not better than 'Clemson Spineless'. Easy to harvest, and pods remain tender for long period. Pkt.
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Evertender OKRA 28 g

Evertender OKRA 28 g

50 days. Spineless variety from India averages 5½' tall. Pods up to 8" long, pods remain tender for a long period. The Kerr Center named it the easiest variety to harvest (thanks to unbranched plants) in their trial of 30 heirloom varieties.
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Fife Creek Cowhorn OKRA 5 g

Fife Creek Cowhorn OKRA 5 g

55 days [Kentucky heirloom given to the Fife family by an elderly Creek woman over 100 years ago.] 6-8' plants bear an abundance of pods that keep tender longer than most OP okras. Pkt
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Fife Creek Cowhorn OKRA 28 g

Fife Creek Cowhorn OKRA 28 g

55 days [Kentucky heirloom given to the Fife family by an elderly Creek woman over 100 years ago.] 6-8Â’ plants bear an abundance of pods that keep tender longer than most OP okras.
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Gold Coast OKRA 5 g

Gold Coast OKRA 5 g

75 days. [1960, Louisiana AES] Sweet, mild, spineless light-green pods up to 6" long. 5' plants are well-branched with an open growth habit. Thanks to its well-developed root system, has good drought and heat tolerance, as well as tolerance of root-knot nematodes. Late maturing, but great...
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Gold Coast OKRA 28 g

Gold Coast OKRA 28 g

75 days. [1960, Louisiana AES] Sweet, mild, spineless light-green pods up to 6" long. 5' plants are well-branched with an open growth habit. Thanks to its well-developed root system, has good drought and heat tolerance, as well as tolerance of root-knot nematodes. Late maturing, but great...
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Hill Country Heirloom Red OKRA 5 g

Hill Country Heirloom Red OKRA 5 g

64 days. [Texas Heirloom] Very colorful red and green 6 ft. plants. 6 in. long, thick, green pods with reddish tips and ribs and great flavor. Drought tolerant, produces exceptionally well when picked small, perfect for pickled okra. Pkt
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Hill Country Heirloom Red OKRA 28 g

Hill Country Heirloom Red OKRA 28 g

64 days. [Texas Heirloom] Very colorful red and green 6 ft. plants. 6 in. long, thick, green pods with reddish tips and ribs and great flavor. Drought tolerant, produces exceptionally well when picked small, perfect for pickled okra.
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Jade OKRA 5 g

Jade OKRA 5 g

55 days. [Developed by Univ. of Arkansas and released for introduction to SESE in 1991.] 'Jade' is an early maturing, tender-podded, high-yielding okra. Compared to 'Clemson Spineless', 'Jade' has darker green pods, fewer side branches, higher average yields, and better ability to mature in...
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Jade OKRA 28 g

Jade OKRA 28 g

Small crop, bulk size now sold out for 2014 55 days. [Developed by U. of Arkansas, introduced by SESE 1991.] Early maturing, tender-podded, high-yielding okra. Compared to Clemson Spineless, Jade has darker green pods, fewer side branches, higher yields, and...
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Jimmy T's OKRA 5 g

Jimmy T's OKRA 5 g

65 days [Kentucky heirloom grown by Jimmy T. Morris since the 1940s.] The four-foot plants produce abundantly when kept well-picked. This excellent variety comes from the Appalachian Heirloom Seed Conservancy via grower Merlyn Neidens. Pkt
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Jing Orange OKRA 5 g

Jing Orange OKRA 5 g

62 days. [Asian variety] Strikingly ornamental, bright red stems. Thinly lobed leaves have red veins as well. 6–7 in. smooth, slim, dark red pods have great flavor. 5–6 ft. tall plants.
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Lee OKRA 5 g

Lee OKRA 5 g

[1978, U. of Arkansas] 50 days. Compact, 3' plants make this a great okra for container gardens and for gardeners with limited space! Good flavor, harvest the spineless pods at 4-6" for best flavor. Pkt
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Silver Queen OKRA 5 g

Silver Queen OKRA 5 g

65 days. 7" slim, smooth, lovely white-green pods. Vigorous, productive 7' tall plants. One of our prettiest okras. Pkt
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Star of David (Old Fashioned) OKRA 5 g

Star of David (Old Fashioned) OKRA 5 g

55 days. [Introduced 1987 by SESE. Seedstock courtesy Caroll D. Gibbs, which he had maintained since 1957.] Pods have a distinctive strong flavor, recommended for okra lovers who would like to try something different. 8–10 ft. plants with few side branches. 5–9 in. pods, 1¼–1½ in....
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Stewart Zeebest OKRA 5 g

Stewart Zeebest OKRA 5 g

77 days [Louisiana heirloom] 7 ft. tall plants produce lots of long, slender, curved green pods without ribs. Stays tender up to 7 in. or longer. Pkt
$2.75

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White Velvet OKRA 5 g

White Velvet OKRA 5 g

65 days. [Family heirloom of Cheryl and Garey Hughes, collected by GareyÂ’s great-uncle in Warrior, Alabama in the 1930s.] Smooth pods remain tender up to 8" long. Vigorous 10Â’ plants are spineless for easy picking. Pkt (5 g).
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