Okra Seeds

Originally from Africa, okra runs in the blood of many Southerners for whom summer is not complete without a plate of gumbo, lightly battered fried okra or a side of pickled pods. The stunning plants belong to the mallow family with the relation to hibiscus readily apparent by the flowers, so be sure to make ornamental plantings in addition to those marked for harvest. For best yields pick every other day during the season but special care should be taken when harvesting because it can irritate the skin of some gardeners. Nutrients: vitamins B6, C, and K, folate, calcium, manganese.

Companions: beets, carrots, dill, lettuce, onions, spinach, tomatoes, nasturtium, cilantro. Antagonists: None known.
 

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    Okra Seeds - Granddaddy's

    Abelmoschus esculentus Originally said to be from Mr. Rex Eubanks of Whitney, TX whose family had stewarded the variety for over four generations. Found growing in the garden of John...

    Okra Seeds - Mr. Bill's Big

    Abelmoschus esculentus HEIRLOOM - The seeds for this variety were collected at a seed swap here in Asheville by okra guru Chris Smith from a woman who says of its...

    Okra Seeds - Bradford Family

    Abelmoschus esculentus HEIRLOOM. Known most recently for their Bradford Watermelon, another wonderful family heirloom has been quietly hiding on the farm just out of eyesight from the public. The Bradford...

    Okra Seeds - Red Burgundy

    Abelmoschus esculentus Easy on the eyes and taste buds, this high yielding, stunning plant produces slender burgundy pods. Beware! Beauty is fleeting and pod color fades when cooked. Plants grow...

    Okra Seeds - Bartley

    Abelmoschus esculentus HEIRLOOM - An Arkansas heirloom from Hollis, AR. Original seed stock came from the Southern Seed Legacy. Excellent production and great flavor. 4-6′ green stemmed plants with red...

    Okra Seeds - Sea Island Red

    Abelmoschus esculentus HEIRLOOM - We received our seeds from Chris Smith who received them from Sarah Ross, UGA’s Center for Research & Education at Wormsloe who in turn had received...

    Okra Seeds - Perkins Long Pod, ORGANIC

    Abelmoschus esculentus ORGANIC. More okra per pod! For the grower and eater who are planning to slice up large coins to fry or stew, this variety produces big, bright green...

    Okra Seeds - Aunt Hettie's Red

    Abelmoschus esculentus This very rare Tennessee heirloom produces plump, glossy pods with a bright burgundy finish. Plants grow to 4-5’ high and are very ornamental. Pods are tender and delicious,...

    Okra Seeds - Mayan

    Abelmoschus spp. HEIRLOOM - was originally collected from an elderly Mayan man in Belize by David Johansen, a grower for Baker Creek. Chris Smith of The Utopian Seed Project grew...

    Okra Seeds - Red Okra 98

    Abelmoschus esculentus HEIRLOOM - An amazing okra from the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. This variety won for it's delicious flavor in The Utopian Seed Project okra taste test...

    Okra Seeds - Hill Country Red

    Abelmoschus esculentus HEIRLOOM. Plump, squat pods are bright green with red tips. Full, delicious flavor and great for pickling. Lovely red-stemmed, green leaf plants grow 4-6', produce well, and tolerate...

    Okra Seeds - Yalova Akkoy

    Abelmoschus esculentus HEIRLOOM - Also known as Sultani okra. Introduced to the United States by Dr. Mehmet Oztan of Two Seeds in a Pod seed company. Heavy producer of long,...