Unbeatable taste - like the old true okra! High yielding 6-8'H plants at maturity. Long, slender, medium green ribbed and spined pods snap off stem when NOT over mature. Pods stay tender up to 10" long! If it gets too tall after the first heavy crop, cut stem back to 6-12". It will come back and produce another heavy crop in the fall! Tasty in gumbos, soups and fried. Perfect for canning, freezing, fresh markets and home gardens.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.