Collection: Okra Seeds

Okra is a fruiting plant that belongs to the same family as hibiscus and hollyhock. Many people utilize the tender seed pods that develop from the lovely yellow-white blooms in gumbo, stews, or even by baking them in the oven. Okra is a high-yielding, fast-growing vegetable. Despite its predilection for a hot climate, okra may be planted as an annual in all hardiness zones.

About our okra seeds

  • Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas
  • Sometimes also called "lady's fingers"
  • Rich in vitamins A and C, as well as antioxidants that reduce the risk of serious health conditions
  • Sweet, grassy flavor that takes on more depth with longer cooking

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    Okra Seeds - Clemson Spineless

    Gardener's choice with seven- to nine-inch pods on six-foot tall plants

    Okra Seeds - Clemson Spineless

    Gardener's choice with seven- to nine-inch pods on six-foot tall plants
    Regular price As Low As $4.20
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    Okra Seeds (Organic) - Clemson Spineless

    Classic warm weather okra choice from the 1930s

    Okra Seeds (Organic) - Clemson Spineless

    Classic warm weather okra choice from the 1930s
    Regular price As Low As $5.99
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    Okra Seeds - Red Burgundy

    Crimson colored pods liven up soups, stews, and gumbo

    Okra Seeds - Red Burgundy

    Crimson colored pods liven up soups, stews, and gumbo
    Regular price As Low As $4.20
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    Okra Seeds - Emerald

    Introduced by the Campbell Soup Co, great for soups and stews

    Okra Seeds - Emerald

    Introduced by the Campbell Soup Co, great for soups and stews
    Regular price As Low As $4.20
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    Okra Seeds - Star of David

    Short, thick pods are twice as meaty as other pods

    Okra Seeds - Star of David

    Short, thick pods are twice as meaty as other pods
    Regular price As Low As $4.20
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    Okra Seeds - Perkins Long Pod

    High yielding heirloom, great for canning and pickling

    Okra Seeds - Perkins Long Pod

    High yielding heirloom, great for canning and pickling
    Regular price As Low As $4.20
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    Okra Seeds - Jing Orange

    Asian variety of high yielding, heat tolerant orange pods

    Okra Seeds - Jing Orange

    Asian variety of high yielding, heat tolerant orange pods
    Regular price As Low As $4.20
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    Okra Seeds - Rainbow Fiesta

    Multicolored okra brings beauty to your garden and table

    Okra Seeds - Rainbow Fiesta

    Multicolored okra brings beauty to your garden and table
    Regular price As Low As $4.20
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    Okra Seeds (Organic) - Red Burgundy

    A beautiful crimson color to beautify your garden and dinner table

    Okra Seeds (Organic) - Red Burgundy

    A beautiful crimson color to beautify your garden and dinner table
    Regular price As Low As $5.99
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    Okra Seeds - Hill Country Red

    Stocky blush-colored okra is most tender when harvested young

    Okra Seeds - Hill Country Red

    Stocky blush-colored okra is most tender when harvested young
    Regular price As Low As $4.20
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    Okra Seeds - Cow Horn

    Large crunchy and flavorful pods can reach 10 to 14 inches long

    Okra Seeds - Cow Horn

    Large crunchy and flavorful pods can reach 10 to 14 inches long
    Regular price As Low As $4.20
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    Okra Seeds (Organic) - Cow Horn

    Long and twisted like a cow's horn, crunchy and flavorful
    Out of Stock

    Okra Seeds (Organic) - Cow Horn

    Long and twisted like a cow's horn, crunchy and flavorful
    Regular price As Low As $5.99
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    Okra Seeds - Blondy

    Early producing in under 50 days, also suitable for smaller gardens
    Out of Stock

    Okra Seeds - Blondy

    Early producing in under 50 days, also suitable for smaller gardens
    Regular price As Low As $4.20
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $4.20
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About our okra seeds

  • Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas
  • Sometimes also called "lady's fingers"
  • Rich in vitamins A and C, as well as antioxidants that reduce the risk of serious health conditions
  • Sweet, grassy flavor that takes on more depth with longer cooking

The wonderful characteristics of okra

Okra is a heat-loving annual that grows swiftly under the correct conditions. Related to hibiscus and hollyhock, it has a gorgeous flower that turns into a seedpod, which is the edible section of the plant. Okra is likely to be the most prolific plant in your veggie garden. Once the first pods appear, you should inspect your plants every day for the rest of the season. Get ready to prepare a lot of gumbo and make friends with people who love eating!

Planting information for okra

Many gardeners shun okra because of its reputation for only growing in hot climates. With a little additional effort and preparation, you can enjoy homegrown okra in any hardiness zone. Because okra is susceptible to cold, plant seeds indoors four weeks before your region's last frost date to get a head start on the season. Before sowing seeds directly, wait until the soil temperature reaches at least 65°F. Okra thrives in full sun and nutrient-rich soil. Plant okra in a row or raised bed where it won't shade out other crops, as most varieties grow between three and six feet tall. Harvest seed pods when they're still young and often, as okra swiftly becomes woody and unpleasant.

The nutritional value of okra

Okra is a nutrient-dense, low-calorie vegetable. The seed pods are high in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as cancer-fighting antioxidants. Okra can help regulate your cholesterol and blood sugar levels by incorporating it in your diet. Unless properly cooked, okra has a slimy texture. Sauté seed pods in a skillet over high heat or bake them in the oven to add texture. Gumbo, soups, stews, and even marinara sauce are all terrific ways to use okra.

Okra is a low-maintenance plant that provides a powerful punch when harvested. With all the nutrients this old-time favorite provides, there's no sense not cultivating okra in your garden this year! Eden Brothers has 13 different okra varieties to choose from and we're sure you'll find the one perfect for your garden!

For more information about planting, growing, and harvesting okra seeds, see the Okra Seeds Planting Guide.