Fife Creek Cowhorn Okra Seed

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Fife Creek Cowhorn Okra Seed

Nothing says summer quite as much as fresh fried okra from the garden.

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We are happy this season to offer our farm grown 'Fife Creek Cowhorn' okra seed. Quantities are limited this season.

An heirloom variety that has been in the Fife family since around 1900 and believed to have been given to them as gift from a Creek Indian woman who visited with them for one year in Jackson, MS.

This is wonderful okra, the pods can grow quite large and still be tender. It is light green with ribs running the length of the pod. Very tender and very tasty. Very productive.

Okra can be fried, added to gumbos, grilled, and pickled.

History of Okra

"Okra is found in it's wild state on the banks of the Nile and the Egyptians were the first to cultivate it in the basin of the Nile (12'th century BC). It was propagated then through North Africa to the Mediterranean, the Balkans, and India. It arrived then in the Americas at Brazil (1658), Dutch Guinea and at New Orleans before extending in the United States and going up to Philadelphia in 1781."

In the 1800's slaves from Africa used ground okra as a part of their diet, and this apparently led to the use of ground okra seeds as a coffee substitute by other southerners during the American Civil War blockades of the 1860's.

Days to Germination: 10-14 days Days to maturity: 55

Offer is for 25 seed.

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