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    Walter Reeves


My friend J. W. grows an amazing okra. The pods are short and fat but the plant is twelve feet tall! The pods snap off the stem rather than needing to be sliced and they are tender to eat. I canÕt find anything like it in catalogs. Do you have an idea?


  • Sam H Unregistered says:

    Looks like Star of David. Cut through a pod and see if it matches the image in seed catalogs.

    October 7th, 2016 at 11:03am

  • Amy W Unregistered says:

    One year I grew an okra with short, fat pods on very tall plants, and the variety was called Louisiana Short. I wrote about it here: Could this be what your friend grew?

    October 7th, 2016 at 9:46am

  • Jill Woodward Registered says:

    Fits the description of an okra I grew this year- “Beck’s Big Buck (Snapping Okra)” from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.

    October 6th, 2016 at 10:19pm

  • Janie J. Unregistered says:

    My Clemson Spineless plants grow that tall and the pods snap off. It is a fabulously high producing species.

    October 6th, 2016 at 4:55pm

  • Nubbin Garner Unregistered says:

    Look like Star of David I have grown in the past. Also in a red variety. Look in heirloom seeds. Just keep a few pods of fully mature okra and plant next year.

    October 6th, 2016 at 3:31pm

  • Suzi Unregistered says:

    Could it be Louisiana short pod? Certainly seems like Louisianans would know how to grow good okra!

    October 6th, 2016 at 1:53pm

  • Jill Woodward Registered says:

    Hi Walter! I met you at one of the Master Gardener classes this year~ I’m with Rockdale County MG. I grew what I think is the same okra this year- “Beck’s Big Buck,” from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.

    October 6th, 2016 at 12:34pm

  • Steve Apprentice says:

    Why don’t you just ask your friend?

    October 6th, 2016 at 12:23pm

  • Stephanie Green Thumb says:

    This article: mentions an heirloom variety of giant okra called CowHorn, which may be similar to this plant. Daves Garden Plant Files says it grows to 10 feet and is available from Garden Harvest supply in Berne, Indiana

    October 6th, 2016 at 10:14am

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