OKRA

(30 varieties to choose from)

 

Plant after the soil is warm, usually when melons are planted.  Do not plant in cold soil.  Pick the pods when they are about as long as your little finger for top quality.  Height of plant depends upon how often you pick the okra.  The more you pick it the taller it grows.  Packets will contain 30 to 50 seeds (more on some varieties) which should plant a 25 foot row.

 

 

African - 80 days - Pods get large but still remain tender for eating.  Pods have a slight red tint.   Pkt. $1.50

 

Alabama Red-75 days- medium height plants, producing  numerous 4 inch fat pods with a reddish tint.  Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

 

Alice Elliot - 80 days - Good heat tolerant heirloom variety from Missouri/Oklahoma region.  4 foot plants, green pods. UNAVAILABLE FOR 2019

                  photo found below

Beck’s Big Buck-65 days- Tall plants, short fat ribbed pods. Texas heirloom. Pkt. $2.50 UNAVAILABLE FOR 2019

 

Burgundy (Organic seed)-  80 days- Medium height with reddish plants with dark burgundy red pods.  Plants are very attractive and work well as a border plant.  Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed  (Please specify Organic seed.)

Burgundy (Non-Organic) -  Same description as above.  Pkt. $1.50

Burmese-  70 days- very productive off colored light green pods, a very heavy producer. Pkt. $1.50 Certified Organic Seed

 

Cherokee Long Pod - 80 days - 6 foot plants, produce long (to 15 inch) pods of light green color.  Pkt. $1.50  Certified Organic Seed  

 

Clemson Spineless -  70 days- Nice plants with heavy yields of green  pods.  Pkt. $1.25

 

Cowhorn- 80 days - Long, tender green pods on 4 to 5 foot plants.  A southern heirloom.  Pkt. $2.50  Certified Organic Seed photo found below

 

Dwarf Lee - 55 days - Short plants, less than 3 feet tall, producing a good amount of 6 to 7 inch tapered green pods with slight ridges.   Pkt.   $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Emerald- 60 days- Spineless, velvet type with tall plants, round, smooth, dark green 7 to 9 inch green pods.  High quality and yields well (even in the North).  Pkt. $2.00

Evertender- 65 days- Not much foliage, but excellent and tender green pods even up to 5 inches long.  Plants end up getting about 6 feet tall here at season’s end.  Pkt. $3.00  Certified Organic Seed photo found below

Granny Franklin - 80 days -  Heirloom from Alabama, heavy yields of green pods, excellent for frying.  Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed photo found below

 

James Hopper- 70 days- Medium height plants that produce tasty, 3 to 5 inch large green pods.  Pkt. $2.50 photo found below

 

Jing Orange (Organic seed) - 85 days - Plants are a beautiful orange shade getting 6 feet tall.  Pods are reddish, productive, unique color.       Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed  (Please specify organic seed.) photo found below

 

Jing Orange (Non-Organic) - 85 days - Plants are a beautiful orange shade getting 6 feet tall.  Pods are reddish, productive, unique color.  Pkt. $1.50

 

Louisiana 16 Inch Long Pod- 75 days- plants get tall, pods can get very long and still stay tender. Pkt. $2.50 UNAVAILABLE FOR 2019

 

Louisiana Short- 85 days- Rather late, but the plants are very stocky and have the shorter, fat green pods.  Plants tend to branch some and yield until a hard frost. This variety was sent to us by the late Darrell Merrill in Oklahoma where it was an heirloom passed on to him.  Pkt. $1.50  Certified Organic Seed photo found below

 

Mammoth - 65 days - 6 to 8 foot tall plants which are an intense green color. Okra pods are very large and fat  pale green in color with some reddish tint.  Pkt. $1.50  Certified Organic Seed photo found below

 

My Joanie- 85 days - A late one, but a great one.  Beautiful pinkish tint to the pods.  An heirloom sent from a customer in Mississippi.  Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed photo found below

 

Pentagreen- 70 days- Short plants produce high yields of long, thin green pods.  Pkt. $2.25  Certified Organic Seed photo found below

 

Perkins Dwarf- 65 days-  plants produce  up to 9 inch pods that retain edibility for a good length of time. Pkt. $1.50

 

Red - 80 days - Somewhat variable in pod type, but extremely high yielding.  Plants are continuous producers of 4 to 6 inch pods of a deep red color.  Much more productive than Burgundy.   We had a huge crop, plants nearly broke under the  weight of the  ripening pods.  Pkt. $2.25 Certified Organic Seed photo found below

 

Red German - 70 days - Multi-branched plant with short, fat pods with a hint of red. UNAVAILABLE FOR 2019 photo found below

 

Red River- 75 days- 8 foot, very tall plants producing red pods on a red stalk.  Very productive. Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

 

Saravejo Bamija- 75 days- Spiney, 5 foot plants, 3 to 4 inch pods, red ribs, good flavor, very productive.  Pkt. $1.50  Certified Organic Seed

                            photo found below

Silver Queen - 80 days - Plants get up to 6 feet tall.  This variety went wild in 2016 and the plants were huge and had many pods up to frost. Pods are whitish green in color.  Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed  photo found below

 

Star of David- 75 days- Very broad six sided green pods.  Use when young for best quality.  Superb for fried okra.  Pkt. $1.50  Certified Organic Seed

                      photo found below

Stewarts Zeebest-  65 days- Louisiana Heirloom , plants get up to 7 feet tall and produce lots of  ribless pods that maintain edibility up to  7 inches.  Pkt. $1.50 

Texas Longhorn (Organic Seed) - 85 days - Texas heirloom producing a good yield of light green pods.  Pkt. $3.00 Limit 1 Certified Organic Seed

 

Texas Longhorn (Non-Organic) - Same description as above.  Pkt. $2.00 photo found below

White Velvet - 85 days - Cream colored pods.  Old fashioned variety.   Pkt. $2.50 photo found below

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Heirloom Seeds & Poultry

1878 230th Street

Calamus, IA 52729

563-246-2299

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