This unusual heirloom (also known by the name of 'Old Fashioned') is a favorite for hot, humid, even dry climates. Bred in Israel, it is quite accustomed to extreme heat. Yet its handsome pods are succulent and delicious, without a trace of the texture that can make some okra so unpalatable.
Star of David takes its name from its appearance. When the pods are sliced diagonally, they form a star shape that provides a toothsome bite. But this plant is attractive from the moment it sprouts, offering bright yellow blooms and long, elegant pods.
Star of David is not a good choice for cool climates. This is a desert-grown plant, and while it withstands humidity and frequent rainfall very well, it needs heat to set its masses of delicious pods. On the other hand, if you live in a warm area and have been unsuccessful with okra before, Star of David is one that will not let you down!
Harvest these super-thick pods at 3 inches for richest flavor and best texture. Never slimy or mushy, these pods are packed with true okra bite. You will love them!
This plant reaches just 7 to 10 feet tall. The green foliage is often streaked with purple. And you can expect a whopping 2 pounds or more of pods from a single plant!
Okra is a warm-weather crop, needing both the soil and the nights to be warm before beginning its vigorous growth. Plants begin bearing when about a foot tall, and will continue until frost if kept picked. For best flavor, harvest the fruit at 4 to 6 inches.
Pods are best picked when 7-8cm (3”) long. Harvest 60 days.
Grown in Tennessee.
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