|I have tight spaces. That's last year's non-dwarf okra in a stock tank, but it probably got two feet higher than what's shown in this photo. Okra typically grows into a really huge plant. |
Pic from The Ultimate Okra Tour de Force post.
|Representatives of this year's crop: three "normal" pods and one thick, stubby bugger from my first dwarf plant.|
|As is often the case, I'm late chick to the party, here. Apparently there is "long pod dwarf okra" and "short pod dwarf okra". Even Amazon knows the difference. But I didn't, and I doubt there's a good way to tell when looking at generic "dwarf" seedlings. If I'd instead gotten "long pod dwarf okra", my culinary aspirations would have been realized. |
Screengrab from Amazon.
I'll close with an interesting bit of okra trivia. According to this site, "This African native and staple of the Deep South really thrives on heat! Slaves from Angola called okra “ngumbo” which became gumbo, a popular name for several okra dishes to this day." Who knew??
|Ngone but not forgotteng. Some of last year's harvest ready for the monolithic freezer. "My NGod, it's full of okra stars!"|