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Okra: Louisiana Longpod

Okra: Louisiana Longpod

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Name: Louisiana Longpod

 Abelmoschus esculentus

Origin: Disputed

 

 This is a long podded okra. Seems to grow easier is slightly cooler conditions than other okra. Pods stay tender longer than most other varieties. 

  

When to sow: After risk of frost has passed in spring and soil is warm. November/December in Southern Australia. Sow direct where they are to grow as they don't like to be transplanted.

 

Plant Type: Tall stem/bush to 1.5m

 

Uses: fried or baked. I like to fry them until golden and sprinkle with salt.

 

Growing Conditions: Will grow in many conditions. Fairly drought tolerant. Does not need a lot of water.

 

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Special Qualities: eyecatching long pods

 

Seeds: 30 seeds minimum in packet