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Monday, 19 November 2018

Grow, Harvest & Home Cooked Red Okra Or Red Ladies Fingers.

On my previous trip to Cameron Highlands I bought a packet of red okra or red ladies fingers seeds. I have not seen the seeds being sold in the lowland. I have grown ornamental okra, the long okra, the normal size okra, and now red okra plants.
Red okra seedlings on the left and cucumber seedlings on the right.
I transferred the seedlings into bigger pots.
 For bigger pots, I grow 2 okra plants.
 For red okras, the leaves have red veins, the stems and stalks are also red.
 Red buds appearing on the plants.
 The first flower
 Now waiting for the first okra to form after the bud has flowered.
Red okra buds
Red Okra flowers
 The first okra and more bud are flowering.
Red okras
Found these raindrops hanging on an okra stalk one morning.
 Waiting to harvest these red okras.
 Top left - harvested my first okra together with the winged beans.
Bottom right - harvest 1 purple brinjal, 1 red okra and 2 winged beans
The black winged bean is for seeds.
 More red okras harvest together with 1 French bean.
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One of my home cooked dinner using my red okras.
 Deep fried a piece of fish with spicy curry batter.
 Cooked a plate of mixed vegetables consisting of  fresh mushrooms, prawns, home grown French bean, home grown chilies, and home grown red okras. The red okras turned to light green when cooked as you can see in the above picture.

 Then he prayed again, this time that it would rain,
and down it poured, and the grass turned green
and the gardens began to grow again.
(James 5:18, The Living Bible-TLB)

36 comments:

  1. Exotic! Have never seen those red okra here. Well done, Nancy.

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  2. I have never seen them growing, probably too cold for them here. Not often we see them in the shops here either, but they are often in the UK superarkets. I like them. You certainly have green fingers, well done. Take care and have a good week Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane! We don't see these red ones in the market too!

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  3. We eat a lot of okra around here, and i've never seen the red variety. Maybe someday i will get brave and try to grow some if i can order the seeds.

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    1. Don't worry, they taste the same as the common green ones.

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  4. ...I haven't seen red okra before.

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    1. We seldom get to see these here and not sold in the markets.

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    1. These are not common and not sold in the markets.

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  6. Hello Nancy!
    I haven’t seen a red okra before,only green,in Summer!
    Like your dinner,looks so delicious! Enjoy your week!
    Dimi...

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    1. Red ones are not common here. Hope to grow more of these.

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  7. Even the stems are so pretty. And your fish looks delicious!

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    1. Thank you, Ginny! Yes, the plants are pretty!

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  8. Red Okra is so unique, especially when it turned to light green when cooked. Does it taste the same as the usual green okra?

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  9. your okra plants are doing very well.

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  10. You have such an amazing green thumb. I was raised eating okra. One of my mothers favorite veggies.

    Have a fabulous day and week, Nancy. ♥

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    1. Thank you, Sandee! Okra has many health benefits. I love okras too. Have a great day!

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  11. Me encanta cosechar mis verduras y hortalizas. Buena semana.

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  12. Son todas muy vistozas, seguro que darĂ¡n buenos frutos . Se ven muy bien cuidadas .

    Besos

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  13. I have never come across red okra before, looks like a versatile vegetable.

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  14. You've certainly got a gift growing things!

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  15. I've only eaten the green variety before. The red ones are pretty.

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  16. Your homecooked dishes look so delicious! I like the fried fish and the mixed vegetables, oh no, now I am hungry

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    1. Yes, its because it is fresher and safe from pesticides.

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  18. That lovely red turning to green when cooked is a bit of an anti-climax! If we had wanted green okra on the plate we would have planted green okra... haha.

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    1. Yes, the pale green okra not as attractive compared to the normal green ones that retain their original green colour.

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