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Okra Seeds - Kandahar Pendi

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Current price $1.80
  • 20 Seeds
  • Maturity: 60 Days
  • Unique Pendulous Shape
  • High-Yielding Determinate Variety
  • Best Harvested at 3-4 inches
  • Non-GMO, Open-Pollinated Seeds
  • Origin: Kandahar Province, Afghanistan
  • Versatile Culinary Uses: Fried, Sautéed, Pickled, Stews

History: The Kandahar Pendi Okra holds historical significance, originating from the famed Kandahar province of Afghanistan. As an heirloom variety, it carries with it centuries of cultivation and culinary traditions. Renowned for its distinctive pendulous shape, it stands out not only in appearance but also in its exquisite flavor profile, which has made it a prized variety among okra enthusiasts. Over time, this unique okra has traveled and found its way to gardens worldwide, yet its roots remain deeply entrenched in the rich soils and cultural tales of Kandahar.

Uses: Kandahar Pendi Okra isn't just known for its aesthetic appeal; it's a culinary delight, versatile in numerous dishes. Best enjoyed when harvested young, around 3-4 inches, these pods promise tenderness, ensuring a texture that's far less fibrous than many other okra varieties. They can be fried to achieve a crispy exterior, sautéed to preserve their delicate nature, or even incorporated into hearty stews. Moreover, for those who enjoy the art of pickling, these okra pods lend themselves beautifully to the process, resulting in delicious okra pickles that can be relished year-round.

Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Cultivating Kandahar Pendi Okra is a rewarding experience, especially given its adaptability to warm and hot climates. This determinate variety will grow to a specific height, after which it will channel its energies into producing a plethora of pods. Given its high-yielding nature, gardeners can anticipate a generous harvest within a short span. For optimal taste and texture, it's advised to pick the pods when they're young, at around 3-4 inches. To begin your planting journey, select a sunny location with well-draining soil. Sow the seeds directly post the last frost or initiate indoors and then transplant outdoors. Regular watering and occasional fertilizing will ensure a bountiful harvest. Embrace this unique variety and witness the marvels of Kandahar Pendi Okra in your garden!

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