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Several Emerald Okra pods in a wooden tray.

Emerald Okra seeds

SKU: L716907

This classic heirloom, introduced by the Campbell's soup company in the 1950s, delivers a taste of gardening history with its long, velvety, deep green pods. Famed for their tenderness and rich, classic okra flavor, the pods retain their vibrant color even when cooked. A prolific producer, Emerald Okra is a vigorous grower perfect for gumbo, stews, fried okra, pickling, and more!

 

 

Seed count: 50

  • Botanical name:

    Abelmoschus esculentus

  • Spacing:

    12-18"

     

     

  • Sowing depth:

    1"

  • Color:

    Bright green pods

     

  • Sun requirements:

    Full sun 

  • Frost hardy:

    No

  • Maturity:

    55-60  days

  • Utilization:

    To get the most out of your Emerald Okra, harvest the pods when they are 3-4 inches long for optimal tenderness. Regular harvesting will encourage the plant to continue producing. Emerald Okra is incredibly versatile in the kitchen. Its tender texture and classic okra flavor make it ideal for soups, stews, and curries like gumbo. You can also create delicious fried okra, slice it up and roast it with your favorite spices, or even pickle it for a tangy treat. Grill okra on skewers or in chunks for a delicious summery side dish. For the freshest flavor, use your Emerald Okra shortly after harvest. If you find okra's natural slime a little off-putting, try soaking it in a vinegar and water solution or cook it at high heat. Consider wearing gloves while handling the prickly pods if you have sensitive skin.