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okra flower

Family: Malvaceae

Above: Green Velvet flower, Below: seedlings in late June Use: raw, soups, gumbos, steamed, fried
okra seedlings

Plant: large annual, 4-9'

Parts Used : young tender seedpods

: sunny location in rich soil. Drought tolerant, but harvest will be reduced. Few pest or diseases. Best to direct sow in the garden.

Harvest Time
: mid-summer through frost. Pick when young to promote more pods.

Storage: pickled, frozen in gumbos/soups 2007, Last Updated June 26, 2007