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Re: Okra questions

Post  Judy McConnell on 8/27/2014, 7:30 am

Ummm, Marc - Okra is a mallow family member.
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Post  Marc Iverson on 8/27/2014, 6:07 pm

I see. Still, the virtues of pollination sound generally applicable.
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Post  Pollinator on 9/1/2014, 11:22 am

Georgia Extension seems to think that bees (or insects) are necessary. Hummingbirds also visit okra, so maybe they help.
http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.cfm?number=C934
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Post  sanderson on 9/1/2014, 2:17 pm

I'm glad that is not an absolute, although bees would be nice. No bees or other pollinators, just tapping when there is a flower open. Okra on salad plate:
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Re: Okra questions

Post  Marc Iverson on 9/1/2014, 2:21 pm

Do people use it for anything besides gumbo?
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Post  sanderson on 9/1/2014, 2:27 pm

Fried okra, boiled okra, baked okra, . . . Sounds like Forest Gump and 'shrimp'. I am supposed to coat and fry these for DH. Stalling, stalling . . .
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Post  yolos on 9/1/2014, 5:33 pm

Fried okra coated in corn meal mix.  Everybody in the south eats it but me.  Being a Navy Brat I was raised up and down the east and west coast by a California raised mom.  So I am not completely indoctrinated into southern cooking but some of it is pretty good.  Never had fresh vegetables until I married a southern boy.  Thought mashed potatoes came out of a box.

Congrats Sanderson on your harvest.
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Post  Denese on 9/1/2014, 7:26 pm

Don't forget steamed okra and pickled okra!  Laughing
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Re: Okra questions

Post  sanderson on 9/1/2014, 11:43 pm

And, and . . . Very Happy
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 9/2/2014, 9:05 am

Just remember that large okra gets "woody."  You can actually HEAR the difference when you cut it.  If it's hard to cut or sounds strange, put it aside.  It will NOT soften with cooking.  Even in gumbo.
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Post  sanderson on 9/2/2014, 12:25 pm

So it has been said on this Forum. I won't cook the largest ones, just there for the photo. Very Happy
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Re: Okra questions

Post  Denese on 10/7/2014, 7:28 am

rofl
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