Star of David Okra
- Plants grow to 7 feet tall
- Plants have purple coloration on leaves
- Best harvested when pods are 3 inches long
- 60-75 days
This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States but does not tolerate cold well.
(aka Old Fashioned Okra) Tall 7' plants have purple coloration on leaves and thick pods that are best picked at about 3" long. Cross-sections of pods look like the Star of David, giving this variety its name. Like many okra varieties, this plant bears beautiful flowers and foliage that could warrant a place in the ornamental border. 60-75 days.
Learn to Grow Star of David Okra
Direct Seed: 2" Apart
Seed Depth: 1/2"
Thin: 6-8" Apart
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when the soil has warmed. Tolerant of heat and drought, but not of cold. Keep well picked for higher yields.
Ratings & Reviews
by N. P.
This was a great okra and super easy for first time gardeners. The pods tended to get tough because they'd grow past 3 inches rather quickly. It tasted best in okra and tomatoes or gumbo.
Okra Success in NE Washington!
I live in NE Washington state and have tried many different okra varieties with very little success. I actually got a good number of okra pods from Star of David in 2021. I'm very happy about that and will plant it again this year. I got to make fried okra and gumbo! Hooray!