Louisiana Short Pod Okra - Perfect for Gumbo
Stocky branching plants, approximately 48" tall with short fat green pods. A Louisiana heirloom that is perfect fresh or in gumbos
This later maturing variety is perfect for longer growing seasons and will produce well until a hard frost. Regular harvesting will encourage continued growth of pods.
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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Produced before Clemson Spineless
This is an excellent variety. Although it is supposed to be later maturing we found it started producing before Clemson Spineless which was also planted in order to make a comparison. The plants produced a heavy yield of very nice and tasty short pods over a long period of time. Planted at the end of May and continued to produce until mid-October. Highly recommended for this area of Virginia Beach, VA.