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Star of David Okra

  • Star of David okra is a unique variety of okra that is known for its distinctive star-shaped cross-section. It is a popular variety of okra among gardeners and cooks alike, and it is believed to have originated in Israel.


    The Star of David okra plant produces tall, sturdy stalks that can reach up to 6 feet in height. The leaves are large and slightly lobed, and the plant produces beautiful pale yellow flowers that eventually give way to the distinctive star-shaped pods.


    Days to Maturity: 70 Days

    Seeds per pack: 30

    • Choose a location: Star of David okra prefers warm temperatures and needs plenty of sunlight to grow. Choose a location in your garden that gets at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day and has well-draining soil.

    • Prepare the soil: Okra prefers soil that is rich in organic matter and has good drainage. Before planting, amend the soil with compost or aged manure to improve soil fertility and drainage.

    • Plant seeds: Star of David okra can be grown from seeds, which can be planted directly in the garden bed in the spring or early summer. When planting, space the seeds or seedlings 12-18 inches apart and 1 inch deep.

    • Provide proper care: Okra plants require consistent moisture, so keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Fertilize the plants with a balanced fertilizer every 2-3 weeks, following the manufacturer's instructions. Monitor the plants for pests and disease, and take appropriate action if necessary.

    • Harvest the pods: Star of David okra pods are ready to harvest when they are 2-3 inches long and still tender. Use scissors or a knife to cut the pods off the plant at the base of the stem. The pods can be used in a variety of dishes, including stews, soups, and fried dishes.

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