More about Okra
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.