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Okra is a plant that is not native to the United States but is widely cultivated in the warmer sub-tropical states. It grows well in our hot Texas weather and loves the sun and frequent rains. I have been successful in growing it and harvesting the pods. In the right kind of weather, I can pick it in the morning and again in the late afternoon. Unless it is picked, it quickly turns to wood.

And that is why I hand-cut all the okra. It freezes well—and here I am cutting up the day’s harvest.

these pods are about five inches long. I measure their woodiness by the difficulty in cutting. The one closest to the knife has a cut near the stem indicating it is too woody to process

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  1. Raj #

    Wonderful information as usual.

    October 9, 2020

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