Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus 'Emerald') in the Okra Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 5-7 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Cooked
Propagation: Other methods: Other
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Parentage: Campbells Long Green, Clemson Spineless, Louisiana Green, Cow Horn


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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Jun 4, 2013 12:50 PM

My favorite of all time. However there are several versions of this variety. The one I like was developed by the Campbell Soup Company around 1950. It has round smooth green pods that appear fuzzy. A velvet type. Very productive, outstanding flavor, hold tenderness longer than most. Large plant which will exceed 7 feet.

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Posted by terrafirma (NE. FL. - Zone 9a) on Aug 14, 2015 1:06 PM

I've been quite surprised by this variety. Even as some pods have gotten very large, or larger than usually optimal, they have maintained the excellent flavor and tenderness.
I will certainly be growing this one again.

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Posted by sallyg (central Maryland) on Mar 21, 2020 3:35 PM

I grew Emerald seed from a Ferry Morse packet in a store seed rack. I was very happy with the production, flavor, and tenderness, as described by others here.

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