Re: [gardeners] Okra!!!! Wunderbar

Margaret Lauterbach (
Thu, 02 Jul 1998 14:51:07 -0600

At 04:09 PM 7/2/98 +0000, you wrote:
>I just picked/ate  the first of the Burmese okra.
>It was like no okra I have ever tasted. Crisp, tender, sweet, non-furry, 
>non-slimy. I can't say enough good things about it. It's very pale 
>green....a really pretty pod. I picked pods that were sized from 2-5" 
>long. I ate a bunch raw and they were marvelous (something I can't say for 
>"regular" okra when eaten raw) and stir-fried the rest with a bit of fresh 
>shallot (thanks Margaret!) and Peacevine cherry tomatoes. Died and went to 
>This is what okra should be. The leaves are about 14-15" in diameter, so 
>they form a grand canopy to protect the pods from blazing sun. Get seed 
>from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. My plants are just beginning to bear 
>and they look to me that they are going to be incredibly prolific. I've 
>got a couple dozen plants growing nicely, so expect my neighbors and I 
>are going to be in okra heaven all summer. And then there's pickled 
>okra!!! Dove and dressing; pickled okra; homemade lemon meringue pie, tea. 
>Makes me homesick for No Trees, Texas <bg>
>Don't forget to save some for seeds for next year and for moi.  Margaret