Okra - Red - Green
Family and related to cotton, cocoa and hibiscus. It is a flowering
annual that produces edible green or red seed pods.
The leaves have five to seven lobes and flowers 4 - 8 cm in diameter.
Okra grows 3 - 6 feet in 52 days. Grows tall and fast in warm seasons.
Furthermore and in the same family as hollyhocks or Rose of Sharon.
Okra is harvested for fibrous fruit and seed pods. When the seed pods
are young they should be harvested and eaten. So have immature
young pods within a week or two after pollination.
Red and Green Okra taste the same. The red Okra turns green when
cooked. Okra is called "mucilaginous" pods can be cooked, pickled,
eaten raw in salads. An all time favorite is Gumbo.
Okra leaves can be cooked like greens of beets or dandelions. The Okra
seeds during the Civil War 1861 can be grounded and made to a caffeine
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