Perkins Long Pod
4851 - Perkins Long Pod. 55 Days. Abelmoscgus esculentus Perkins Long Pod Okra is a cherished heirloom variety, particularly popular in the Southern United States. It's known for its robust growth, with plants reaching up to 5 feet in height. These tall plants bear vibrant green pods that can grow as long as 8 inches. What sets this okra apart is its tender and delicious pods, making it a perfect choice for canning, as well as for use in traditional Southern dishes like gumbo. This early-maturing okra is typically harvested when the pods reach a length of 3 to 5 inches to ensure crispness and tenderness. While okra might not be a common sight in every garden, it shines in preserving techniques such as canning and pickling, and it can also be a flavorful addition to stews. It's worth noting that okra thrives in warm-weather climates, especially in the southern regions, and its taste is often likened to that of eggplant.