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.
- 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
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