How do I tell when okra is ready?

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  1. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all, I am growing okra for the first time. This being said, I have no idea as to when to pick it. I did read that when it is matured the plant will stop producing. So I know i have to pick it before it matures. If anyone has any input it would be greatly appreciated. [​IMG]
     
  2. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    when it fries up good n tastes like heaven on your fork [​IMG]
     
  3. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] now all we need is to know what we are looking for to get it to that point.[​IMG]
     
  4. greeneggsnham

    greeneggsnham Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will grow pods and you pick them when they are between four and six inches long. Any longer and they start to get tough. Here is a site with any other questions about it. We grow it every year so if you need anything just ask. [​IMG]
     
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  5. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that is more like it. Very useful information and I thank you very much [​IMG]
     
  6. mylittlechickpea

    mylittlechickpea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is an okra? [​IMG]
     
  7. greeneggsnham

    greeneggsnham Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome neighbor! [​IMG]
     
  8. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    I was going to say pick the pods when they're 3-4 inches long. [​IMG] After that they tend to get tough, bitter and some varieties can be stringy.

    In my experience okra has almost always been an indeterminate grower. The more pods you pick, the more it will produce. You only need a couple plants to happily have okra thoughout the season.
     
  9. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okra is a type of vegetable that is awesome breaded and fried up, that I have had the worst luck growing till this year.
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    can you hear me now? :

    Hello all, I am growing okra for the first time. This being said, I have no idea as to when to pick it. I did read that when it is matured the plant will stop producing. So I know i have to pick it before it matures. If anyone has any input it would be greatly appreciated. [​IMG]

    When it hits the garbage can [​IMG]
     

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