[tomato] Not a tomato, but goes with tomatoes...

Catharine Vinson (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Sun, 18 Oct 1998 13:17:47 -0400

I know this list is about tomatoes, but I can't resist 'plugging' a variety of okra I discovered through Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. 

The okra variety is called Burmese, and it is **OUTSTANDING**. People who don't like okra love this stuff. People who like okra really go nuts. It's not like any other okra variety I have ever grown or tasted. Huge leaves, pods that stay tender even when they reach 7-8" long (they are sublime at about 3"...even raw off the plant). *Very* productive. The seed supply was very limited this year-- SESE obtained their stock from a customer who had brought seed back from Burma. According to SESE, the variety has become a favorite with growers and restaurant owners in Memphis.

Anyway, okra and tomatoes can be delicious. And this okra variety deserves to become better known. So, forgive the off-topic post and order some seed for next year. (Or, drop me a note. I am saving seed from my plants and should have some to share in a couple of months.)

Catharine/Atlanta, zone 7b