Okra Seeds - Texas Hill Country
- 50 Seeds
- Maturity: 64 Days
- Color: Bright Red & Green Pods
- Plant Height: Sturdy 6 Foot Plants
- Pod Length: 6 Inch Long Pods
- Improved Flavor: Sweeter taste with thinner pod walls
- Drought Tolerance: Excellent drought resistance
- Stability: Resistant to toppling in windy conditions
History: Hill Country Okras trace their roots back to heirloom varieties, which have been carefully cultivated and passed down through generations. With their vibrant dual-colored pods, they are a standout not just in appearance but also in the rich legacy they carry. The improved taste and thinner pod walls of this particular variety distinguish it from traditional okras and showcase the result of selective cultivation for enhanced qualities.
Uses: With its sweet flavor and less watery, crisp texture, Hill Country Okra is a culinary delight. While it can be cooked in multiple ways, it particularly shines when pickled. The thinner walls allow for a quicker infusion of flavors, resulting in a perfectly crunchy and flavorful pickled okra. Whether added to stews, grilled, or used in salads, its unique taste and texture make it a sought-after ingredient.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: For a thriving crop of Hill Country Okra, choose a location that receives ample sunlight. Once the last frost has passed, plant the seeds around 1 inch deep, keeping a distance of 12-18 inches between each seed. Rows should be spaced about 24-36 inches apart. Hill Country Okra is notable for its drought resistance, making it an excellent choice for areas prone to dry spells. The sturdy plants, growing up to 6 feet, are resilient against winds, ensuring fewer chances of them toppling over. Regular watering, especially during initial growth stages, paired with well-drained soil, will yield a bountiful crop of bright red and green pods ready for harvest around 64 days after planting.