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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Gigantic okra!


Well, I think that my okra had gotten as big as it was going to...don't ask me why I think it...I just did! I measured the outside curve to be 10 inches, and the inside curve 9 inches, so will go with 9.5! I am now hoping to keep these plants going until the South Florida Fair gets here so I can enter a huge okra in the vegetable growing contest! I think this must be Cowhorn okra with the size and the way it curves. It is also called Steer horn okra. I will be saving some seeds. I sure hope this one hasn't gotten so big as to turn woody and inedible...if it has, I will pull the others off at around 7 inches and see how they are. It's all just one big experiment...but from the looks of it, it is a success! Yippeeeee!!!!! Now where did I put all my okra recipes.....

12 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is a huge okra. I just read on another blog about a lady making a wreath with okra pods. If you get tired of eating them you could make a wreath.

marianne said...

Glad your ocras have survived the bugs and are healthy and big again!
I like this picture Julie! The colors the composition.... fabulous!

Snippety Gibbet said...

Holy Moses! I've never seen such a thing. jan

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Julie
Wow, what a beautiful okra. You do not see that size at the markets. Congratulations. Have a great weekend.

Lynn said...

That's huge!

Evelyn said...

Wow, I have never seen such a biggie!

Darla said...

Gross, gross, gross! I hate okra!! My husband grows it and he and a couple of our kids eat it....yuck, yuck, yuck!!

walk2write said...

Wow, Julie! You might want to call it "Orca Okra." It's a whale of a pod.

Arasu said...

Ah! What a gigantic okra! It is one of our favourite dishes and it is called as ladies finger outside USA!

Mandy said...

Wow! That looks like it's just beging to be sliced up, covered in flour and fried! Yummy!!!

Kristi said...

That's a huge Okra. How do you like to prepare it?

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Wow girlie that is one huge okra! Looks like a prize winner to me!