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Burmese Okra

    Burmese Okra


    53 days. [Burmese heirloom, seedstock courtesy Hap Heilman. Now a favorite in some local restaurants.] Bears when plants are 18 in. tall and continues to bear until frost. Huge leaves, typically 16 in. across. 9-12 in. slender pods are curved and virtually spineless. Pods mature from light green to creamy yellow-green. At 10 in. long. They are tender, sweet, and spineless enough to be eaten raw or added to salads. Pods are less gooey than other okra. approximately 64-86 seeds. 

    Good to start from seed in these months:

    North Florida: April-July

    Central Florida: April-July

    South Florida: March-August