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, kelly green pods that stay tender even when you forget to pick that day! Flavor is exceptional, in fact this variety was the winner of the 2018 okra taste test put on by The Utopian Seed Project trials, beating out 75 other varieties sampled by chefs.

Chris Smith, Executive Director writes:
"Inspired by the 2018 World Cup, Smith split the okra varieties into smaller groups and invited a small crowd of tasters to help him crown a winner. One person could taste just four varieties and choose the best two to progress to the next round, thus limiting the field until a final of two pods could be tasted by everyone. In 2018 a Turkish variety called Yalova Akkoy was unanimously voted the best tasting okra."
50 days. Avg 50 seeds per 6 gram packet

SMALL FARM GROWN by Browntown Farms, Freeman, VA

Planting Information


Average Seed / ozSeed / 100' RowAverage Yield / 100' RowDays to Harvest
4001 oz30 lbs60
Planting SeasonIdeal Soil TempSunFrost Tolerance
After Last Frost70-90°FFull SunFrost Sensitive
Sowing MethodSeed DepthDirect Seed SpacingSeeds Per Packet
Direct Seed1/2"3-4"80
Mature SpacingDays to SproutProduction CycleSeed Viability
12"7-15Annual1-2 years