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How is Yawl’s okra doing? Mine seems to have about reach about it’s peak. According to Mrs. Sunbeam’s scales there is about 49½ lbs. in the picture which is today’s cutting.

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Wonderful sampling there, John! WILD GOOSE IS ON THE LOOSE!

John, thanks for becoming a GOLD MEMBER here at Tractorforum.com --- You have earned your gold stars! :D

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What is OKRA?

According to my Webster’s New World Dictionary with Student Handbook, okra is: 1. A tall plant with slender, ribbed, sticky green pods. 2. The pods, used as a cooked vegetable, in soups, etc.

So much for Webster’s, my wife says okra got it’s start in India. Seems the people from India living in our area now know little of okra. I’ve heard that it was brought to America by African Slaves. I don’t know how it got from India to Africa.

So much for Okra lore, okra is good boiled in vegetables such as peas, butter beans, and tomatoes. Of course, just add all of those together and have soup. If your vegetable soup doesn’t include okra, you just don’t have soup. You can’t have Jumbo with okra. Not everyone likes okra. It has a tendency, when boiled to become slimy, some of us like this attribute, some don’t. It is somewhat of an acquired taste. Sliced across the pod in about half inch (1.53233cm?) sections, breaded, and deep fried it looses the slime and is soooo goood.

So much for Okra eating, while growing, the plant makes a real good trellis for running vines like morning glory or cypress vines.

I’m told that being an okra producer and consumer is what has lead to me being such a good looking, intelligent gentleman, of course this last part could be because I was born that way and had nothing to do with okra. :)

Hope this has answered your question. If not, next time you are down this way, come by my house and we will let you sample some okra dishes. Be warned if you try okra and are one who has a taste for it, you may never go north again.

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Hey John you can pickle me a couple of qt's and send over here:D
 

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Originally posted by John-in-Ga
parts man

What is OKRA?

According to my Webster’s New World Dictionary with Student Handbook, okra is: 1. A tall plant with slender, ribbed, sticky green pods. 2. The pods, used as a cooked vegetable, in soups, etc.

So much for Webster’s, my wife says okra got it’s start in India. Seems the people from India living in our area now know little of okra. I’ve heard that it was brought to America by African Slaves. I don’t know how it got from India to Africa.

So much for Okra lore, okra is good boiled in vegetables such as peas, butter beans, and tomatoes. Of course, just add all of those together and have soup. If your vegetable soup doesn’t include okra, you just don’t have soup. You can’t have Jumbo with okra. :cpu:
Partsman,

I've had okra when travelling down in those parts, and it's not bad. Texture is sort of like fiddleheads until it's overcooked, when it becomes sort of like peeled grapes. Like John said it's an acquired taste!!
You won't have to move south to get it. Superstore has it sometimes.

But John,

You say you can't have JUMBO with okra. What is JUMBO and why would I want to?

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On a similar subject I was by the cornfields in North River yesterday, and at the current rate the Maze won't be open until November. The corn's only about 10" high now. Does this mean we're going to miss a corn harvest here? How many days to harvest from 10" high?

Corn here is usually ready about the second week of August........
 

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Jim i think he means Gumbo instead of Jumbo:D
 

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Are you taking about sweet corn or field (cow) corn?

Early sweet corn might be ready for you about early to mid September if it is 10" high now, depending on how warm the weather is over the next month or so.

Field corn takes longer, at least 85 days from planting if the weather is favorable. Around here we plant varieties that take from 95 to 110 days and planting usually takes place in May.

Looks like a good sweet corn crop down here, maybe we'll have to send some on up.:D :D
 

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Originally posted by waynl
Jim

Are you taking about sweet corn or field (cow) corn?

Early sweet corn might be ready for you about early to mid September if it is 10" high now, depending on how warm the weather is over the next month or so.

Field corn takes longer, at least 85 days from planting if the weather is favorable. Around here we plant varieties that take from 95 to 110 days and planting usually takes place in May.

Looks like a good sweet corn crop down here, maybe we'll have to send some on up.:D :D
Sweet Corn,.....I'd say it's usually about 4-5 feet tall by now.
 

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Yes, I meant to say gumbo. I'll be glad when Andy gets that Spelchek program set to read my mind. Sometimes I don't have all morning to sit here giving it hints until it gets my spelling correct.:)

As far as pickling y'all some, I draw the line at fried and boiled. Even I, the connoisseur of okra that I am, don't care for pickled okra.

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John....I'm absolutely convinced I want to try Okra, can you send me some?
Sure, I'll be glad to send you some right over. What is your FAX number?:)

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John you don't like pickle Okra man that good stuff. I could eat a whole jar in a sitting. My grandmother used to pickle them and man they were good. Now i have to buy them in the store when i want them.
 

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Thanks for the explanation John and all,, I'd heard of Okra before, but had never seen it, or knew exactly what it was. If I ver get to GA, I'll look you up, and have a mess of fried okra!:D
 

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Originally posted by waynl
Jim

Are you taking about sweet corn or field (cow) corn?

Early sweet corn might be ready for you about early to mid September if it is 10" high now, depending on how warm the weather is over the next month or so.

Field corn takes longer, at least 85 days from planting if the weather is favorable. Around here we plant varieties that take from 95 to 110 days and planting usually takes place in May.

Looks like a good sweet corn crop down here, maybe we'll have to send some on up.:D :D
I was past the fields yesterday, and they were about 7 feet tall and being harvested........Man, at 4 " per day you must have been able to see that stuff grow!!!!
 

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Originally posted by Argee
Where is my...?????? what was it you called those things that are like oranges...chimichangas or something:lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

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they may not do to well in shipping Argee...



The okra things sound interesting...


but id rather have the home made bacon
 
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