Star of David Okra
(aka Old Fashioned Okra) Tall 7' plants have purple coloration on leaves and thick pods that are best picked at about 3" long. Cross-sections of pods look like the Star of David, giving this variety its name. Like many okra varieties, this plant bears beautiful flowers and foliage that could warrant a place in the ornamental border.
- 60-75 days
- Plants grow to 7 feet tall
- Plants have purple coloration on leaves
- Best harvested when pods are 3 inches long
- This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States but does not tolerate cold well.
This variety works for:
Okra has a reputation for its slimy texture, but when it is cooked properly it is a delicious addition to your summer meals.
Chop your okra into half inch long pieces, dip in Buttermilk, coat in a flour and cornmeal mixture, fry and drain it for a crispy treat. You can also try a lentil and okra curry or create a gumbo dish with chicken or shrimp.
Don't miss out on spicy pickled okra with hot peppers and garlic, either!
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when the soil has warmed. Tolerant of heat and drought, but not of cold. Keep well picked for higher yields.
- Direct Seed: 2" Apart
- Seed Depth: 1/2"
- Thin: 6-8" Apart
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
by N. P.
This was a great okra and super easy for first time gardeners. The pods tended to get tough because they'd grow past 3 inches rather quickly. It tasted best in okra and tomatoes or gumbo.
Okra Success in NE Washington!
I live in NE Washington state and have tried many different okra varieties with very little success. I actually got a good number of okra pods from Star of David in 2021. I'm very happy about that and will plant it again this year. I got to make fried okra and gumbo! Hooray!
I Love Star of David Okra
I grew this variety in 2020 and got a HEAP of juicy pods a HEAP of seeds! The plants ended up getting about 7ft tall! The plants got that tall and I did not have them spaced at the suggested distance! I will be growing this variety every! I have seeds for life of 2 packs of seeds purchased in 2020!
Star of David okra 100 seeds packet missing seeds
i bought two packets of 100 seeds of Star of David Okra. To my surprise when i opened it and counted the seeds, I have in one packet 69 seeds and in the other one 89 seeds. I wrote to complain and was told they will send a replacement. I am still waiting. I was expecting a better service from the seed savers exchange....
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