Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Okra Will Grow In Utah!

I had the pleasure and good fortune of harvesting okra from a local community garden this September.  I have always known that okra will grow in Utah but I had never seen it in action.  It is a strange and wonderful tall plant with beautiful large pale yellow flowers.  The plants produced a lot of okra in August and September - each flower creates an okra pod just a few days after it blooms.  I sautéed the okra with shallots, cumin seeds, ground coriander and lemon juice.  It was so good I think I will grow my own okra next year!
Here is an article from Utah State University about growing okra in Utah.
okra flower just beginning to open up

okra grows in Utah!

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