From the same family as hollyhocks and hibiscus, okra pods are simply the pointed immature seed pod of the plant. Okra is a heat lover, loving temps in the 80s and 90s. Harvest when the okra pod is young and tender to prevent it from becoming large and woody. Continue to harvest every day to promote the plant’s production.
While okra is popular in the South, there is no reason why the rest of the country has to miss out on this wonderful crop. Fried, steamed, and used to thicken stews, try growing okra this summer for wonderfully warm, thick soups and stews when the chill of fall arrives. Get them here: http://www.edenbrothers.com/store/okra_seeds.html?gclid=CjwKEAjw8NaxBRDhiafR-uvkpywSJAAxcl6fGxqdKuUAZstO__J8JPQqFtwlzDthZ6w6wGvuXQbaVhoCLo3w_wcB