Okra

Okra, [OH-kruh] Hibiscus esculentus L. (syn. Abelmoschus esculentus) is of the Malvaceae or mallow family along with hollyhock and hibiscus.

It is know by many names: Lady Fingers, Gombo, Okro, Ochro, Okoro, Quimgombo.

A tall-growing, warm-season, annual vegetable, okra has large, attractive, hibiscus like yellow flowers; heart-shaped, lobed leaves with long stems attached to a thick woody stem.

The fruit, a long generally ribbed fuzzy pod developing in the leaf axil, grows rapidly after flowering. The edible part is the fruit pod which varies in color from yellow to red to green.

Most cultivars are adapted to high temperatures and a wide range of soil types. Average temperatures of 68-80 º F are best for growth, flowering and pod development.

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Okra - Burgundy - Organic
The pods and stems are a beautiful, deep-red. Very tender and delicious. Highly ornamental and tasty! Maturity 65 Days.   ..
$3.25
Okra - Clemson Spineless 80 - Organic
Spineless variety with beautiful emerald green pods. Improved variety is more productive and earlier than its 1939 All American Selection-winning predecessor, Clemson Spineless. Plants reach 4-5' in height and have an open habit, making harvesting very easy. Productive · 3-4" pods (Abelmoschus esculentus). Maturity 55 Days. ..
$3.25
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