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Jing Orange Okra

Jing Orange Okra

Jing Orange Okra

Jing Orange Okra

Jing Orange Okra

While 90 percent of okra is green, Jing Orange okra produces pods with a lovely orange/red color. An heirloom, open-pollinated variety developed in Asia, Jing Orange produces an abundant crop of brightly colored pods that will retain their tenderness all the way up to 6 inches long—although they’re still best when you pick them at 3 to 4 inches. The plant can grow to 5 or 6 feet in height, and has a reputation for being particularly drought tolerant. Direct seed or transplant.

Characteristics:

  • Heirloom, open-pollinated variety
  • Developed in Asia
  • Tender pods up to 6 inches
  • Best harvested at 3 to 4 inches
  • Plant grows to 5 or 6 feet
  • Days to maturity: 80

Have you ever grown Jing Orange okra? Please tell us about your experiences with Jing Orange.

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