Re: [gardeners] What's Burmese okra? <was> Slim pickings

Catharine Vinson (
Thu, 16 Jul 1998 00:44:29 +0000

Bob Kirk wrote:

>    Probably been discussed half a dozen times and I just picked up on it,
> but what is this stuff?  Also, is it edible in the garden, where most of
> the ordinary okra usually gets eaten?

It is a variety a seed saver brought back with him from a trip to Burma. 
I am very impressed with it and will probably never grow any other okra 
variety. The taste is musky, furry under-taste. Very 
prolific. Pods that I overlooked and didn't pick until they exceeded 12" 
in length were just as tender as those picked at 3". 

Most people I know don't like okra raw from the plant. I do, though. This 
one is outstanding to munch. Southern Exposure Seed Exchange is the only 
commcerical source at this point.

Catharine/Atlanta, zone 7b