½ to 1 in
3 to 4 in
One of the best varieties we offer. The large, fat pods are very tender and full of good "Okree" flavor that is so popular in the hill regions of the south. The pods are reddish-green in color and the plants have red stems. Very productive and high quality. This beautiful variety is very rare.
Photos by members
click to enlarge
Soaking seeds for 24 hours before planting greatly improved germination. Direct-seed when soil is warm (2 weeks after last frost date). Or, start in containers 2-4 weeks before setting out. Plants thrive in rich, moist soil in full sun, but often do surprisingly well in drier or poorer soils. Harvest the pods daily during hot weather, as they grow very quickly past the stage of prime eating.
Grow it Forward Gardens with this Plant