Heredity: Open Pollinated

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Cooked
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Awards and Recognitions: AAS (All-America Selection®): 1939

Common names
  • Okra

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  • Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Jul 20, 2012 12:44 PM concerning plant:
    The most popular okra variety in this area. Productive but gets woody too fast for me. There are many varieties I find that suit my taste better. Emerald being my current favorite.
  • Posted by SCButtercup (Simpsonville SC - Zone 7b) on Aug 23, 2014 4:37 AM concerning plant:
    I have grown this for years and my advice is to watch for harvest-ready pods every single day. At the height of the season, the pods can grow more than an inch a day, so they can grow from teeny to too big to eat in 2 days. When they are over 4 inches, they start to get tough and woody. This is a great veggie for small gardens because the plant grows tall and narrow, so you make use of vertical space and save on square footage.
Plant Events from our members
SCButtercup On April 25, 2016 Plant emerged
SCButtercup On June 12, 2014 Bloomed
Pods forming
lovesblooms On July 9, 2015 Bloomed
lovesblooms On May 9, 2015 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On May 3, 2015 Seeds sown
direct sown
thequeen770 On April 3, 2017 Plant emerged
Most of the plants are about 2 " high
thequeen770 On March 21, 2017 Seeds sown
Planted 5 in west flower bed in front yard.
1 beside the butterfly bush by driveway
1 in the down from the outbuilding bed
3 in the entry flower bed with the camellia,
1 west garden area beside the columbine and 1 in the middle 2 where deer would walk thur by the butterfly tree
3 in the top terrace level in back by the table
1 by the retaining wall behind the lemon tree
LizDTM On September 25, 2017 Seeds sown
antsinmypants On April 28, 2021 Plant emerged
antsinmypants On April 26, 2021 Seeds sown
Seeds sown indoors under lights. Presoaked.
paleohunter On September 1, 2022 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
paleohunter On October 2, 2021 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
paleohunter On August 1, 2021 Harvested
paleohunter On May 19, 2021 Seeds sown
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