Maybe the most popular okra variety for 80 years. 4-ft. plants produce an abundance of dark green, grooved pods. Pick when 2.5 to 3″ long, tender and young. Soak seed overnight in warm water to speed germination. Famous for use in soups, stews and relishes.
CULTURE: Plant seeds in flats 6-8 weeks early. Allow for unrestricted growth. Transplant when ready, or growth can be stunted.
SUN: Provide plenty of light to avoid tall, leggy growth.
WATER: Avoid top-watering with cold water.
SOIL: Provide light, well-drained loam, rich in phosphorus and calcium, bonemeal or eggshells. Too much nitrogen will over-stimulate plant growth and inhibit fruit formation.
SEED PRODUCTION: Peppers produce perfect, self-pollinating flowers. Different varieties can be grown for seed in one garden.
SUGGESTED Individual Portion: 1 Tablespoon.