Perkins' Long Pod Okra
'Perkins' Long Pod' okra.

Perkins' Long Pod Okra

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Perkins' Long Pod
Abelmoschus esculentus

55 days — Also known as 'Perkins' Mammoth Long Pod', the pods are bright green, four to six inches long and borne on strong plants that can reach five to six feet in height. It is a good choice for pickling, canning, and used in soups and gumbo. 

'Perkins' Long Pod' was bred by a Mr. M. B. Perkins of New Jersey. According to the 1899 Johnson & Stokes Seed Company catalog, Mr. Perkins was a well-known truck farmer who developed the variety, ". . . after many years of careful selection." They went on to say:
"The pods shoot out from the stalk within three inches of the ground and the whole plant is covered with them to the extreme height of the plant. The pods are an intense green color, of unusual length, nine to ten inches, very slim, and do not get hard , as is the case with other okras."
Each packet contains two grams, which is about 30 seeds.
Remember the people in high school who seemed able to do everything? Well, this is the equivalent in an okra. The height is perfect for picking, the fruit is yummy and holds as well as an okra can, and they are nice accents in the garden. What more could you ask? We had several planted in our floral border. I really enjoyed these at breakfast, sliced and sauteed briefly in a little bacon grease (like what is left when you wipe out the iron skillet) then eaten alongside fresh eggs.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Northern Ohio. on 1/12/2016
Excellent choice!
Very high germination rate - I think every seed I sowed came up. Plants were vigorous and required little attention. High yields of delicious fruits, very tender. Be prepared to pick them every day! I did not get any skin irritation that is usually associated with picking okra with this particular variety. Very pleased, this is the only variety I will grow from now on.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Pulaski, VA. on 8/22/2016
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