Okra probably originated in North East Africa growing along rivers and bodies of water at 0 - 1000m elevation. It remains widely grown around the world for its nutritious pods, leaves, and fiber. It prefers hot temperatures with plenty of water. Regular picking of the pods triggers continuous vegetative and fruit growth. Okra can be grown wherever tomatoes, melons and cucumbers are grown. Fast-maturing dwarf varieties are recommended for use in temperate regions.
‘Burmese’ is a less mucilaginous variety with large 40 cm leaves that bears when plants are 45 cm tall. The spineless pods are best when harvested when less than 25 cm long.
Plant 2 cm deep, 35 cm apart in 65 cm rows. Harvest regularly to encourage production, starting at 60 days.