#hillcountryredokra from #trueloveseeds @seedkeeping nice firm hollow-like pods...firm, yet tender. They hold a beautiful shape. I can hardly wait to make something really purdy with these... but they got a slow start in my garden. Im getting about 1 harvest per week now.
Okra is another summer vegetable that loves our heat. This Hill Country Red variety gives fat pods that are still tender until at least 3.5 inches in length. We have been grilling them halved lengthwise, brushed with olive oil, and simply salted. They actually have a slightly sweet flavor and are just pleasantly mucilaginous. Cooking at high heat cuts down on its gooey-ness. They are also great roasted whole or sliced crosswise, coated in cornmeal, and fried. I already have plans for them to make an appearance in my annual after-Thanksgiving turkey gumbo. #hillcountryredokra#gumbo#growyourownfood#youngfarmers#growinggardeners#gardenersofinstagram
I’ve eaten okra only a handful of times. I bought some @bakercreekseeds in a motivated mood on the last day of May when I felt like planting something and it was one of very few options for #zone9a It’s growing to beat the band, as my Dad would say.
The fun of raising your own chickens and growing your own food. You get colors and varieties you can’t find at the supermarket. That plus you know what goes into it and from where it comes. 💛 #growyourownfood
Hill Country Red Okra hanging on til the very end! It's probably 10 feet tall, and still producing ripe, dry seed pods. This particular variety of the West African crop originated in the eastern portion of the mostly limestone Edwards Plateau in west-central Texas - also known as Texas Hill Country, and it is my partner Chris's favorite. #hillcountryredokra#heirloomokra#abelmoschusesculentus#seedkeeping