Okra originated in Africa.
The whole plant is edible, but the pods are choice. Pick at 3-4".
It prefers moist heat, but will bear anywhere you can grow tomatoes, and even through light fall frosts.
Disease resistant and needs little care. Will take some shade if it has heat. In short-season areas, it will need an indoor start 2-4 weeks before planting out into warm, settled weather. The pods are great fried, or in soups, stews, curries, and gumbos.
Saving seed is easy, as it doesn't cross with anything except other okra.
Abelmoschus esculentus H,W/Matures 7-8/Harvest 13/Yield 30-120/Spacing 12”