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Okra

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)

Okra is grown mainly as a vegetable but the plant is so attractive that it could be used as an ornamental in the garden too. The foliage has a tropical feel that reflects its origins in West Africa. Okra produces showy yellow blooms followed by the okra spears. A good source of…

Okra

Okra 'Annie Oakley' (Abelmoschus esculentus)

A compact, early variety that produces lots of Okra on a plant that takes up minimal space. Earlier harvesting makes it possible to grow Okra in Northern climates despite the short summer season. Okra produces showy yellow blooms followed by the okra spears. A good source of vitamins…

Okra

Okra 'Cajun Delight' (Abelmoschus esculentus)

'Cajun Delight’ is an award winning variety prized for its great-tasting pods, which stay tender longer, with less fiber build up. An often overlooked vegetable, the fruit of the Okra plant is a southern favorite and is quite versatile. Tasty green pods play an important role in…

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Okra 'Clemson Spineless' (Abelmoschus esculentus)

This Okra plant produces high yields of spineless, dark green pods with a delicious flavor. You will appreciate this selection for its less prickly pods compared to other varieties. An heirloom vegetable, this popular variety was chosen as an award-winner in 1939 by All-America…

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Okra 'Green Fingers' (Abelmoschus esculentus)

This heat loving vegetable will really take off growing once temperatures are consistently above 80°F (26°C). You will appreciate this selection for its less prickly pods compared to other varieties. The unwashed, harvested pods may be stored for up to two or three days in the…