Cow Horn Okra Seeds - (Abelmoschus esculentus)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 100 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 55-60 days
- Days to Germination:
- 7-15 days @ 70F
- Plant Spacing:
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Cow Horn Okra - No Bull About It!
Cow Horn okra with its distinctive long curved fruits grow on 8-14' plants. Pods can grown as long as 10-14" but are most tender when 8-10" long. The name cow horn comes from the curvature of the ends of the fruit.
This Southern heirloom okra has been grown from about 1865.
Classic okra as it used to be - long, tall and tasty! Heirloom okra is much taller and the pods are longer than those of today, with a flavor to match their looks. Tall vigorous plants have heavy production.
Pod or fruits are harvested young. It is used as an ingredient in Arabic, West African, Caribbean and eastern Mediterranean cooking. Fresh, cooked or pickled okra is a very versatile fruit. You can grow okra as an ornamental just for the beautiful flowers and a living hedge.
Okra is probably indigenous to tropical West Africa. It has been grown as a crop in rural areas of West Africa and India for centuries and was taken to Central America and North America during the slave trade. The species today is grown in all tropical, subtropical and temperate regions of the world.
Pods are ready for picking several days after the flowers drop but before they are fully mature. If you wait until the pods reach full size, they will be tough. The stems should be soft and easy to cut.
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The Master Gardeners at the historic Francis Land House Heirloom Vegetable Garden in Virginia Beach, Virginia are providing feedback on the donated seeds. Our garden consists of 35 raised beds, each four feet by twenty feet. The garden receives full sun all day and is fertilized with a combination of compost and commercial organic fertilizer. This okra grew well in the garden although not nearly as productive as Clemson Spineless which we have grown in previous years.