I decided to start a thread on okra growing and kick it off with part of my post in the watermelon 2020 thread.
Here is a list with many that I have grown:
African X Cowhorn
Beck’s Big Buck
Louisiana Green Velvet
Perkins Long Pod
Granny Franklin is my ex-wife’s family heirloom okra. It is the most multipurpose okra that I have grown. It can be fried, stewed, steamed, boiled, baked, stuffed, and pickled and tastes good to excellent in all of them. Very few okra varieties make really good pickled okra. When I first sent Granny Franklin to Sandhill several years ago, Glenn grew it and gave a bucket to friends from the deep south. Their comment was that it was okra the way okra was supposed to taste.
I have plans to grow Jing Orange, Heavy Hitter, Red River, and Granny Franklin. I need fresh seed of each.
What are your plans for Okra in 2021?