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  Watch Your Garden Grow - Okra
Okra (also known as gumbo), is a tall-growing, warm-season, annual vegetable from the same family as hollyhock, rose of Sharon and hibiscus.
Okra varieties, unlike certain tomato varieties, are not resistant to verticillium and fusarium wilt.
Okra was brought to the new world by African slaves during the slave trade.
www.urbanext.uiuc.edu /veggies/okra1.html   (1563 words)

 Wegmans Fresh Products Produce Okra
When cooked, okra gives off a sticky juice that will thicken any liquid to which it is added.
If okra is used in a soup, stew or casserole that requires longer cooking, it should be cut up and allowed to exude its juices.
Do not cook okra in brass, iron or copper utensils, which will discolor the pods (although this will not affect their quality).
www.wegmans.com /kitchen/ingredients/produce/vegetables/okra.asp   (224 words)

Okra is a self-pollinated crop and seed can be saved from one year's garden for the next.
Okra should be planted 3 to 4 weeks after the last spring frost to produce an abundant supply of fresh garden okra.
Okra is a close relative of cotton and should be planted about the same time cotton is planted.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /plantanswers/vegetables/okra.html   (804 words)

Okra is often grown as a perennial in many tropical areas.
Okra is tolerant to wide variation in rainfall.
Put the okra inside the bag, close the top, and shake until the okra is totally coated with the cornmeal.
www.seedtosupper.com /okra.html   (1362 words)

  Tinker's Gardens — Vegetable Gardening - Corn
Okra (Also known as gumbo in the south), is a tall, long growing warm-season annual vegetable from the same family as hollyhock, rose of Sharon and hibiscus.
Okra are deep rooted plant that benefit from moderate soil moisture, especially during the period prior to the onset of it's first bloom..
Okra harvested early in the morning will have a higher sugar content and be more tender.
www.tinkersgardens.com /vegetables/okra.asp   (1301 words)

 Okra Production in Miami-Dade County, Florida   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Okra is a traditional vegetable crop in Miami-Dade County grown annually on 1000 to 1500 acres, and sold nationwide for the fresh market.
Okra in Miami-Dade County is grown both on gravelly and marl soils.
For okra on flat ground all of the P and 20-30% N and K should be broadcast and incorporated prior to planting.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /TR009   (848 words)

 Okra, Commercial Vegetable Production Guides, North Willamette Research and Extension Center   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Okra is not well adapted to Oregon climatic conditions as it requires high soil temperatures and high day and night temperatures for best production.
Okra may be grown in the warmer parts of the state when special efforts are made to provide the proper environmental conditions.
Okra requires adequate soil moisture throughout its entire growing period if optimum growth and yield are to be obtained.
oregonstate.edu /Dept/NWREC/okra.html   (1372 words)

 Okra, or "Gumbo," from Africa
Okra apparently originated in what the geobotanists call the Abyssinian center of origin of cultivated plants, an area that includes present-day Ethiopia, the mountainous or plateau portion of Eritrea, and the eastern, higher part of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.
Because of the outstanding popularity of okra in the French cookery of Louisiana, and its slow gain in popularity elsewhere in this country, it is safe to assume that it was introduced to this country by the French colonists of Louisiana in the early 1700's.
A close relative of okra, roselle, is used as a source of fiber for cloth.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /plantanswers/publications/vegetabletravelers/okra.html   (802 words)

 Okra Production
Okra is susceptible to several soil borne disease pests (nematodes, Southern stem blight and wilts) thus crop rotation should be so planned to avoid these where possible.
Okra should be transplanted at 3- to 4-leaf stage in double rows 15 to 18 inches apart and 12 inches between plants.
F okra is subject to chilling injury which results in surface discoloration, pitting and decay.
www.ces.ncsu.edu /depts/hort/hil/hil-19.html   (1069 words)

 ANR-959 Guide To Commercial Okra Production   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Okra is a heat-loving plant whose history can be traced to the Nile basin in Egypt where Egyptians have cultivated it for centuries, according to accounts of the crop in the thirteenth century.
Okra should not follow other crops that are highly susceptible to nematodes such as squash and sweetpotatoes, which tend to increase nematode populations.
Okra should not be planted in an area known to have a high population of root-knot nematodes.
www.aces.edu /pubs/docs/A/ANR-0959/ANR-0959.html   (2396 words)

 Cooks Recipes | Southern Fried Okra Recipe
Drain okra, small portions at a time, using a slotted spoon.
Dredge okra, small portions at a time, in flour mixture.
Pour oil to depth of 2 to 3-inches in a Dutch oven of deep-fat fryer and heat to 375*F (190*C).
www.cooksrecipes.com /sidedish/southern-fried-okra.html   (70 words)

 Welcome to the Okra Glass Studios UK website - Handmade Glass Giftware and Bespoke Vases
Okra glass is one of the longest established glass studios working in Britain today.
Based in Stourbridge, West Midlands, the Okra team create exquisite glass pieces which are sought after both nationally and internationally.
In particular, the incorporation of Okra's hallmark iridescent glass into cameo pieces has resulted in some remarkable and beautiful effects.
www.okraglass.com   (89 words)

 Okra - LocalHarvest
Okra is a tall tropical herb cultivated for its edible pods which look rather like Aladdin's slippers.
Apparently okra was brought into the Southern US in the 17th century by Africans from Angola who called it "ochinggombo".
Okra can replace eggplant in many recipes and it goes very well with tomatoes and other acid foods.
www.localharvest.org /okra.jsp   (215 words)

 FoodTale: OKRA
Okra, related to the hibiscus and a member of the mallow family, is native to tropical Africa or Asia--and was cultivated by the Egyptians in the 12 century AD.
It slowly traveled south into the central lands of Africa; north and west to Mediterranean lands and ultimately to the Balkans; and east to the subcontinent of India.
Today okra is used commercially as a hidden ingredient: it is the mucilage in catsup that makes it so hard to get out of the bottle.
www.soupsong.com /fokra.html   (330 words)

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